1. Create a main character in your book in two minutes
I like Penny’s character-questioning process for fiction authors:
Here’s an important tip: your character interview gives you your character’s back story. You’ll discover who your character is, and what his greatest fear is. Your story (novel, novella, or short story) starts after the incidents which he tells you.
Think of a character (use Penny’s adjective and noun), then ask the question — hey presto, you’ve created a character.