By Bonnie Harris
For me, my characters have always developed themselves. I've sat through many classes on the best way to develop characters and nothing I've done seems to really fit. My stories tend to develop themselves and I get to know and love my characters along the way. So far it has worked for me. However, I know that my way isn't always the best or most efficient way. Here are some wonderful posts by others that give a more rounded approach to creating great characters.
Holly Lisle: How To Create A Character
MD Lynn: How To Develop Characters When Writing A Novel
Glen C Strathy: How To Create Characters That Are Believable and Memorable
Ingrid Sundberg: Seven Ways to Develop Compelling Characters
Writer's Digest: Quick Tip: How To Develop Your Characters
I hope you enjoy and Happy Writing!