I'd like to try my hands on some writing, but I'm afraid all my OCs seem very a like. So I would like to raise some talk about character development.
What are the things that make an interesting, yet believable character?
What are the essentials one should know about the character?
What kind of questions do you ask your characters?
Do you first make a character and then put her in action, or do you let the story decide what they do?