- A Life Outside the Story. You have no problems whatsoever in imagining your character in different circumstances that don't form part of your main narrative. You can see your characters living on.
- You think of how they're react to a situation. Even though you no longer need to do this, thinking of how your characters would react is a good thing and one you can apply to story after story after story.
- Your character seems part of you. What I refer to here is you can't imagine your character NOT being part of your universe. (And it doesn't matter if you have killed the character off in your story!).
- Your character is not afraid to stand up for themselves. During the course of your story, they will have matured so are now better able to take care of better sitautions.
- You can list your character's taste in music, books etc without having to think about it. You will hear a song and think Character X would like that...
How to tell if a character is fully developed?
I'm Allison Symes and write fairytales with bite, especially novels and short stories.