Remember all those Getting to Know Your Characters exercises. Fact Sheets.
What did he eat for breakfast?
What's her favorite color? Music? Relative?
I mostly hate doing that.
One question I sometimes think about is what's in your character's fridge? Bacon? Organic food? Leftovers from Whole Foods.
But here's another thing I'm pondering: What's on your character's fridge?
(Unless your character has a stainless steel refrigerator. That may just ruin my theory of getting to know people from the interesting things posted on refrigerators.)
My own always had pictures of my kids, my pets, emergency phone numbers, quotes and funny pictures.
What do you think? Can you learn about a character from a refrigerator door?
One I recently visited was filled with emergency numbers, pictures, all the usual. But it also told me another thing or two:
She collects these great Snoopy comics.
For sure, she's dog lover.
And a character begins to take shape.
(Note to friend: Don't worry. You are not becoming a character in my novel.☺)