(This is my first post, hello! haha :~p) Hi, i'm currently drafting/starting my first novel and having trouble creating a main character(/any characters). I'm not sure where to find inspirations or how i can mentally meet whom I'm going to write a whole novel about? I want to feel close to my characters, and know as much as i can't but I'm not happy with anything i think of. I want it to come to me and feel close to perfect. I want to be able to talk about them as though they are real - I'm sure you all know what i mean(hopefully). I want to totally avoid my main character being exactly like me or how i want to be also . HELP!? any advice would be greeeeat, thank you!