To write a good, believable character, you have to know them: their back story, how they will react in certain circumstances, how they speak etc... I was wondering how you actually get to know your characters? I tried to imagine what a certain character will do in a certain situation... but I have to admit it's kind of hard sometimes. Normally I get to know them during the writing process and then go back and see if everything 'fits'. But I have this character who goes through a lot (another topic I opened) and I found that this way wasn't working well. How do you guys and girls get to know your characters?