Creating Well-Developed Characters in Young Adult Fiction

One of my favorite parts of starting a new writing project is making my characters come to life. I like to jot down a few specific features about each one and then see how they interact with each other on the page to flesh them out more fully. Programs like Scrivener have great features for organizing character profiles, but I’ve also had success with just using a plain old notebook from the bargain bins. Here are some of the features I like to figure out about my characters before I start writing:

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