I had such a wonderful time interacting with you all when I visited this summer. You’re such a talented group, and ask such probing and insightful questions.
So that’s exactly what I’d like you to do with your characters: ask them some great questions. Pretend you’re an objective interviewer, and just let them speak spontaneously without thinking beforehand about what they might say, without any planning or judging or analyzing. You’ll often be amazed and surprised at what they have to say when you’re not concentrating on putting words in their mouths!