What do you do to develop characters? Is there something like fictional diaries and the like? What about writing about the character? or do you just write the story and let it all unveil and you get to know the character over time? I'm hoping for some advice and tips on developing characters. I used to write fanfiction and I created a character back then, and she is still in my head, but it's like I know her inside out. However, it's been a long time since I have developed characters and it's like no character talks to me anymore , like my muse is dead. I don't know how to bring it to life. And or how to develop characters. I guess I was just really into the story I was writing at the time. Oh yeah, I have one more that I made up because I got a stuffed animal for Christmas , I always make it talk and stuff, but other then that, I don't feel close to my characters at all.