Often when I’m listening to music I wonder if my characters would like this. I try to make my characters more than 2 dimensional. They have to have hobbies, likes, dislikes, be more than just the puppets whose strings I pull.
I think about these things to build them up and give them substance. How boring would it be if a character had no personality and was just flat. What moves them, what excites them, what scares them – all the ways to draw emotions and thoughts.
I want them to live, breathe, be a part of the human race. Also, Justice, my main character has wicked taste in music. Ahem. No influence from me at all. Nope. 😉