The People Surrounding You
Rory C. Keel
For a writing exercise, take a few moments and make a list of your closest friends, relatives, your boss, and co-workers.
Choose the person you like the most and the least; the person who has had the most positive and most negative influence on you; the person who has changed the most and the least since you’ve known them; and then write a write a brief paragraph on each of them explaining why you feel this way.
Notice any quirks they may exhibit such as, do they constantly jerk their head back to flip their hair out of their eyes, or do they run their hand throughout their hair?
Do they chew their food quietly, or smack their lips loudly?
These are the kind of details that add life to your story characters.