The most important thing, I think, in a novel is characters. You can have an amazing plot, great twists but without well developed characters, your book is nothing. For me, relating and liking characters is everything. The main goal of an author is to make a connection with a reader and get their story read.
Today's exercise is creating a character outline. I found it from this helpful website! This will help you create dimensional characters. You will create their story, who they are and their goals. Here's the steps for this exercise. Pick a character, name and all that stuface stuff.
Write ten facts, lies, and weird things about them.
Write a backstory.
Give your character traits that contradict each other.
If your character were an animal, what would they be... why?
How does your character interact with their...
Write a poem in your characters voice.