What is their full name?
Does his or her name have a special meaning?
Does your character have a methodical or disorganized personality?
Does he or she think inside themselves more than they talk out loud to their friends? (more importantly, does he or she actually have friends?)
Is there something he or she is afraid of?
Does he or she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph?
What is his or her favorite book? (or genre of books)
Who is his or her favorite author and/or someone that inspires him or her?
Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Favorite season of the year?
How old is he/she?
What does he/she do with his/her spare time?
Does he/she see the big picture or live in the moment?
Is he/she a perfectionist?
What does her handwriting look like? (round, slanted, curly, skinny, sloppy, neat, decorative, etc.)
Does he/she have any pets?
Does he/she have any siblings? How many? Where does he/she fit in?
Does he/she have a 'life verse' and if so what is it?
Favorite writing utensil?
What type of laugh does he/she have?
Who is his/her best friend?
What is his/her family like?
Is he/she a Christian, or will he/she eventually find Jesus?
Does he/she believe in fairies?
Does he/she like hedgehogs?
Favorite kind of weather?
Does he/she have a good sense of humor? If so what kind? (Slapstick, wit, sarcasm, etc.?)
How did he/she do in school, or any kind of education they might have had.
Any strange hobbies?
What kind of music does he/she like?
Does he/she like to go outside?
Is he/she naturally curious?
Right, or left handed?
Where is he/she from?
What are his/her quirks?
What kinds of things get on his/her nerves?
Is he/she independent, or needs others to help out?
What is his/her biggest secret?
Has he/she ever been in love?
What is his/her comfort food?
Does he/she play a musical instrument? If so, what?
What colour are his/her eyes? Hair?
Does he/she have any pets?
What is his/her favorite place to be?
What are some of his/her dreams or goals?
Does he/she enjoy sports?
What is his/her favorite flower or plant?
What is their biggest accomplishment?
What is one of their strongest childhood memories?
What is their favorite food?
Do they believe in love at first sight?
What kind of home do they live in?
What do they like to wear?
What would they do if they discovered they were dying?
What kind of holidays, or traditions do they celebrate?
What do your other characters have to say about them?
If they could change one thing in their world, what would it be?
Do they have any habits, annoying or otherwise?
What is their backstory and how does it affect them now?
How do they show love?
How competitive are they?
What do they think about when nothing else is going on?
Do they have an accent?
What is their station in life?
What do others expect from them?
Where were they born, and when?
How do they feel about people in general?
November 2011 - NaNoWriMo Edition
Sum up your novel in five words or less.
Sum up your main character(s) in one word each.
Advice for newbies in three words?
Tell us about your secondary characters, how do they affect the story?
Do you plan to stay up till midnight on the 31st?
How many years have you done NaNo?
What came first, characters, or plot idea?
How much prep do you do before November?
Now be honest, how do you really feel about NaNo?
December 2011 - Holiday Edition
What kind of holidays do they celebrate, if any?
What are they most thankful for?
Do they have any family traditions?
What is their most memorable holiday memory?
What is the most memorable gift they have ever received?
Do they consider it important to be with family during celebrations?
Do they usually wait till the last minute to purchase gifts, or do they buy them ridiculously early?
Favorite Christmas song? For fantasy authors, is music a part of their celebration?
Do they celebrate for religious reasons?
How do they celebrate the beginning of the new year?
If your character's house burned down, and they were left with nothing but the clothes on their back, what would they do? Where would they go?
Are they happy with where they are in life, or would they like to move on?
Are they well-paid?
Can they read?
What languages do they speak?
What is their biggest mistake?
What did they play with most as a child?
What are their thoughts on politics?
What is their expected life time?
If they were falsely accused of murder, what would they do? How would they react?
If your character could be played by any actor, who would it be?
Does your character have a specific theme song?
What's their worst childhood memory?
If your character had a superpower, what would it be?
If your crashed on an island with a bunch of other people, how would your character help the group survive?
Are they married? If not, do they someday wish to be?
What is a cause they would die for?
Would they rather die fighting valiantly, or quietly at home?
If a stranger walked up to them and told them they were the child of the prophesy, would they believe them?
Do they prefer the country, or the city?