Here's a little trick I'm trying out this weekend. I'm going to interview my protagonist. That's right. Actual Q&A. Find out what makes her tick. I already have a pretty good idea, mind you, but there are a few things I'm not clear on, and I'm curious to hear what she has to say.
Now I know this is far from an original idea, but I'm looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to hearing what she has to say, if she's going to surprise me, and to the exercise itself. If you're trying to dig deeper, or simply get to know your characters and what moves them, or if you just have writer's block, then try it, and let me know how it goes.