So, I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem and what you do to solve it. I'm working on a novel with three necessary main characters: one a male dwarf, one a male half-elf, and the last is a female full-blood elf. All three will be integral to the story I have in my mind and I've done extensive background and profiles on the two male characters, but... The female is still just a thought to the story with the only real substance being that she was once fighting to protect her home and is now a captured slave. Beyond that, I have no idea how or why I can't develop her. So, when you are stuck for ideas developing a character, what kinds of things do you do to spark some creativity?