Brandon Sanderson did this with his Mistborn series. The night was feared by many, buy the mists were a force of good and brought power, while the daylight brought vulnerability and in the end, immense, destructive heat.
The Ultimate Character Questionnaire A character questionnaire can be a great way to inspire a bit (or a lot) more detail about your characters. This list has been compiled from various sources around the net and in books and also our own brains. If you see any duplicates in the list please let us know, and if you have any additional questions we haven't thought of, email us if you'd like us to add them. http://www.novel-software.com/characterquestionnaire.aspx
Pinning for ths excelent descriptions. >>>> Okay, so this is written from a pretty liberal perspective that I don't agree with, but the tips on describing skin color are actually pretty helpful, so I'm pinning it.