Here are some helpful links for character development:
* This BBC Character Builder is fun, I think. It lets you literally “build” how your character looks from a set of hair, noses, eyebrows, chins, etc, and then you answer a series of questions about the character. You can go completely random, or try to build a character you’ve been working on for a while. It prints off onto a nice little profile page for further reference.
* The Hopeful Writer is a British-based website with links and articles for writers hoping to expand their knowledge.
I’ll post more articles later, about writing historical fiction, developing good dialogue, and getting location down.