Writers Helping Writers:
Not sure how much brainstorming needs to go into each character? You’re not alone.
It’s a struggle for many, and unfortunately, there’s no single “right” answer. It really depends on the character’s importance in the story, their function or role, and the writer’s own process.
A rule of thumb might be to dig as deep as you need to in order to understand what is motivating them in the story.
But honestly, what does that look like?