This link will send you to Ash’s Guild to RPG Personality and Background webpage. It is chuck full of questions to ask yourself when creating a character for your Role Play.
It’s also a good bunch of questions to ask if your interested in creating a character for your story. Well developed characters are never a waste of time. Even if the backstory of the character is never addressed in the book, everything that person does is because of their history. To have a fully developed well rounded character makes sure that your writing isn’t flat, or shallow. Give them hopes and dreams and aspirations, and the story will be much more believable because of it.