I have an interview-style questionnaire which I have compiled from interview templates all over the web (and using some of my own questions, too). I interview each of my characters using this template in order to get to know them better and establish them as realistic, nuanced people for the narrative. My question to you: would you be willing or interested to complete all or part of this questionnaire? I would then take inspiration from the assorted answers that come through and apply concepts/ideas to my characters' identities. Some sample questions: What is your biggest secret? What do you consider the most overrated virtue? What do you care about? Who is your hero of fiction and why? When and where were you happiest? What do you most value in your friends? Why will the readers sympathise with you immediately? In total there are 58 questions and every single one is optional. I can send you all 58, or I can send a random selection of 5, 10, or however many you'd like. The reason for me doing this is because if I take every single main character through the interview, whilst the first one or two have maintained their own voice, attitudes, ideas and answers, I can see that as I progress through the process the individual identities will become more blurred and cookie-cutter because there are only so many original answers my brain can come up with for almost 60 questions before a blood vessel explodes! Super grateful to anybody who would like to jump on board!