Character interview questions, to dig deeper…

Now, Derek, what secrets are you hiding?

Now, Derek, what secrets are you hiding?

Recently, I did some research to prepare for posts to be used in the Indie Lights Book Parade, touring on a website near you in February. Since only so much can be revealed in a written story, I wanted to interview one of my characters for the parade to let readers get to know him/her on a deeper level.

I googled “character interview questions” and was presented with the sites below that held a number of questions to help me uncover things about my characters that even I didn’t know. I’m choosing seven to ten and using them to interview one of my characters for the Indie Lights Book Parade. The Parade is open to the public to view. There will also be a Facebook party and a Twitter fest the week leading up to the parade to build excitement.

If you want to know more about which authors are participating or when the Facebook party and Twitter fest will be, visit the Indie Lights Book Parade Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/149M4dD .

So, for writers who are trying to understand their characters and their motivations better, try answering some of these questions in your character’s voice. The websites for the full lists are at the end of this post.

Some of the more thought-provoking character interview questions:

  1. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
  2. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
  3. What is your greatest regret?
  4. How would you like to die?
  5. What is one strong memory that has stuck with you from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
  6. What is one secret you would never want to get out?
  7. What’s been your favorite movie of all time?

Websites for full list of character interview questions:

http://thewritepractice.com/proust-questionnaire/

http://www.writingclasses.com/InformationPages/index.php/PageID/106

http://theathleticnerd.com/screenwriting/getting-to-know-your-characters

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About tracieroberts

It's been a few years since I wrote this profile and, in that time, I've grown as a writer and a person. I still love to read, but writing is now my passion (behind my God and my family). I still teach English (in my 17th year), and I still live in Florida with my husband, two daughters, and multiple pets. What has changed is that I've published my first New Adult novel, ECHO, with a second in the series on the way, as well as a couple of novellas and that stand-alone, now titled Second Chance. 2015 is going to be a busy year for me! I hope you hang with me and see where this year takes us. ~Be blessed.
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