I was checking out my friend Ali's blog when I noticed something she posted on it. With her permission, I decided to repost it here.
She received a chart from her friend. It's a character chart. It allows you to do a breakdown of your character. It's five pages long in Word, but it will give you a lot of filler information.
For example, where was your character born? Do they have any pets? Are they married? What's their income level? What are their favorite colors?
You might not need this information for your story, but the better you know the character, the better you can get inside their heads. If you'd like to see the chart, you can find it here: Character Chart