Y'all get links tonight. I'm reading and can't think about much else. Wish I could sit up and read until book is finished but... Will tell y'all about it later.:-)
First...I LOVE Donald Maass. Well, not really since I've never met him but I love his books. Here's "4 Techniques to Fire Up Your Fiction" and includes exercises to apply to your WIP. I have his "Breakout Novel" and the workbook that goes along with it. I actually typed all the questions up and printed them out, added a cover page with the title of my novel and had it spiral bound for a couple bucks at an office supply store. Now, when it's time to go through all the exercises in the workbook, I won't have to mess up the book and can have it for later.
More on characters.
Tips for Finding More Writing Time
P&G is looking for "Bathroom Bloggers" and even pays. I think I'll pass though.:-)