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Interview Your Character - Some Sample Questions.

  • How do you feel about your family, now that you’re an adult?
  • What do you want from life?
  • If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?
  • What three things would you take to a Desert Island?
  • What, in the outside world, is preventing you from getting it?
  • What, in yourself, is preventing you from getting it?
  • What must happen before you overcome this?
  • In your relationship with others, how are you different with family than you are with friends? Why?
  • How do you fall in love? At first sight? Over a long period?
  • What parts of loving come easy for you? Hard?
  • How do you decide if you can trust someone? Experience with others? with this person? First impressions? Intuition? Do you test the person somehow? Or are you just generally disposed to trust or not to trust?
  • When you walk into a room, what do you notice first? Second?
  • When you walk into a room, what do you expect people to notice about you?
  • Describe yourself to me.
  • Is one sense more highly developed than another? (Are you more visual, or audial, etc, or do you rely on the famous sixth sense?)
  • Did you turn out the way you expected? The way your parents predicted?
  • What really moves you, or touches you to the soul?
  • What's the one thing you have always wanted to do but didn't/couldn't/wouldn't? What would happen if you did do it?
  • What do you consider are your strengths?
  • What do you consider are your weaknesses?
  • What is one physical attribute you are proud of?
  • What one physical attribute would you change?
  • What do you consider your special talent?
  • What do you wish your special talent was?
  • What are you most proud of about your life?
  • Is there anything you've always wanted to do but haven't done? What would happen if you did it?
  • What's the worst thing you've ever done? Why?
  • Describe your ideal mate.
  • What are you most afraid of?
  • What's the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?
  • How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?
  • If you could be an animal, what would it be? (You can adapt this question to fit the character ie/make it what kind of car, plant, whatever.)

    Links
    An article about interviewing characters
    A template of an extensive character interview
    Article and succinct example of a Character Interview
    Creating Unforgettable Characters - Article by Vicki Hinze