1. For the next few hours, view the work you do–whatever it may be–as the main character in your novel. How do you and your character see things differently?
How does this inform your writing?
What can you use in your story-telling?
2. Who is your favorite character in fiction? Why? How similar is YOUR character–in whatever way–to the character you most love?
3. When an author connects a reader to his character or story through some emotion, that author is successful. What ties YOU, the author, to your character, to your story? What can you improve in your book to make that emotional connection even stronger?