Today I read this:
And then I decided to condense the questions and use them to interview my characters. Here's the list:
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Who are your heroes in real life?
What is it you most dislike?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Would you like to provide any additional information?
And I realized these are just as boring as my original ones from way back whenever. THERE IS NO EMOTIONAL PAYOFF. I NEED EMOTIONAL PAYOFF.
So…I made a list of my own. Here it is. Feel free to copy and paste and use it yourself. Or better yet, make up your own questionnaire, one you feel passionate about.
WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD TO YOU?
WHO MEANS THE MOST TO YOU?
NAME ONE PERSON YOU LOVE
WOULD YOU DIE FOR THAT PERSON?
WOULD YOU GO TO PRISON FOR THAT PERSON?
WOULD YOU KILL FOR THAT PERSON?
WHAT DO YOU MOST REGRET?
WHAT SHAMES YOU ABOUT YOURSELF?
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOURSELF IF YOU COULD?
WHAT WOULD YOU NEVER CHANGE?
IF YOU COULD DO ONE THING OVER IN YOUR LIFE (WITH A DIFFERENT OUTCOME), WHAT WOULD IT BE?
WHAT WAS THE WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE? A DAY YOU NEVER WANT TO RELIVE.
WHAT IS YOUR PERFECT DAY?
HOW MANY PERFECT DAYS HAVE YOU HAD?
DO YOU EVER EXPECT TO HAVE A PERFECT DAY AGAIN?
MISCONCEPTION ABOUT YOU?
DOG OR CAT
GOD OR THE DEVIL
OCEAN OR LAKE