B.A. asked E. Lockhart:

How do you develop strong characters that can drive a story? Do you have any tips for overcoming obstacles in character development?

E. Lockhart I don't do any of those exercises writing books recommend -- figuring out characters' interests, backstory, and so on before actually writing. Mainly, I search for the voice. I do this by writing scenes and rewriting them. Eventually I can hear the characters talk and that helps me know how they think.
E. Lockhart

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