First of all, I love the idea of asking your characters questions, see who they are, what their motivators are. So here is a short list I made, feel free to download! (my books are typically fantasy, or have supernatural twists so questions MAY lean towards those genres). I got most of these ideas from Chuck Wendig, whose blog is amazing (humorous, swift kick in the ass advice), but googling character questions brings up a plethora of information.
Next will be use of magic. Man, this list really made me go, ‘oh, shit, I never thought of that’. I think knowing a lot of these will make my writing better, and help build a more solid story.
Lastly, general advice. These are my favorites that I have collected, and if you like them, you can follow my Writing Tips board over on Pinterest as I usually try to post them all there:
Susan Dennard: I Love getting her email, because her advice and honesty about her writing process is fantastic.
Wil Wheaton: He posts a lot of his writing on his blog, but I Love his honesty about depression and uncertainty/fear about the creating process. It’s just so relatable and sincere. I just love the guy.
Patricia C Wrede: Oh man is her blog ever full of advice. She’s also the one who wrote the above Magic Rules post. Dive in there and start learning!
She’s Novel: Sign up to get free stuff/newsletter and utilize all her resources. Lots of PDF guides (character questions, novel planning, setting guides, etc) that you can pick and choose what works for you.