Monday, February 6, 2012

I'm Hearing Voices! Character Blogfest: Characters on the couch



I'm Hearing Voices! Character Blogfest :)



Cassie at Reading Writing and Lovin' it and Angie over at Live to write…edit when necessary. are hosting this awesome blogfest, check 'em out :)



Today's blogfest challenge: Characters on the couch: Have one of your characters answer the following questions (to make this work to your benefit, choose a character who is the hardest for you to write :) Max 250 words (Not including the questions—only the answers).



Hello Eri.  What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret?

    Well, I have the Calling, which is an internal link to the man-eating beasts roaming out there, waiting for us. Sometimes I can't help myself when they come near our village borders, my body fills with rage, and I end up running toward them. The problem is, I'm a teenage girl and only male Protectors are supposed to have the Calling.  My best friend, Finnley, he knows about me. And so does Grayson, but I shouldn't talk about him, nor do I want to.

      
    What do people believe about you that is false?  

    They think I'm normal.  I'm anything but normal.  I wish I was normal.
      

    What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw? Why?

    I would say my fatal flaw is that I'm a girl.  Because of this, I can't be a Protector. Finnley would think it's how stubborn I am.  But he's wrong.

  
    What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality? Why?

    He thinks I'm stronger than I am.  I'm not strong at all.  I'm at the mercy of the beasts and the emotional turmoil they bring.  If I was strong, I would be able to control it, and I can't.


    What do you want most? What will you do to get it?

    want to be a Protector.  I don't know what I would do to get this opportunity, I'm a teenager, what can I do? I just hope I don't end up in front of a beast without knowing how to defend myself properly. The odds are against me. 



Head over to Cassie's blog and Angie's blog to hop around to the other character interviews and to find out more about the upcoming days in the I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest .






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38 comments:

  1. she has a big problem! i wonder how she handles it. and i see a love bond ready to take shape too =)
    great voice!

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    1. Yep, she's got trouble coming :) I'm all for the love bond too!

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  2. Yay, go Hope :) I love your character and how crazy she is to run head-long at a monster :) great work. Can't wait to read your MS.

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    1. Thanks Jade! Me too (for you to read mine and me to read yours)!!!

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  3. Wow, she certainly does have a big problem! Sounds like your story is full of angst and drama and ...danger! I like the sound of it a lot!

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    1. Lots of angst and danger! I'm realizing it's a bit darker than I originally thought :)

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  4. OH! This is very intriguing. The Calling sounds scary, and I wonder what it is that makes it so that only males can be Protectors?!

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    1. Thanks Clare! I wouldn't want the Calling :)

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  5. "I would say my fatal flaw is that I'm a girl. Because of this, I can't be a Protector" Oh, to know what will happen with this in mind! What an intriguing character! This week ought to be interesting, indeed! :)

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    1. Thanks Jack! This blogfest is such an awesome way to make us look at our stories and characters in a new light, love it!

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  6. Wow! Very cool. Sounds like a really intriguing premise!

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  7. I love this line: "Finnley would think it's how stubborn I am. But he's wrong."

    It's amazing how many things I want to know based on this very short interview! Who is Grayson? Why does she have "The Calling"? Can she do anything about it? How does she hide what goes on inside her?

    Simply put - I wanna read this story!

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    1. Thank you Kyra! So glad it's enticing you enough to want to read more :) Your questions about what will happen are the core of it too, I guess I am on the right track :)

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  8. Sounds like a great premise and really interesting characters!

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  9. Oh, I was wondering who you were gonna choose! This totally gives a good insight on Miss Eri. Love it Hope!

    You're awesome! ;)

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    1. Thanks Cassie, this blogfest is awesome!!!!!

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  10. She's very motivated! I hope she gets what she wants.

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  11. OH, I LOVE this Hope! Eri sounds so conflicted--I LOVE conflicted :) I also LOVE that you were able to infuse this post with her "voice"! Well done :)

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    1. Thanks Angela, I'm so glad Eri's voice shows, it's one of those things I don't hear while I write cause I know her too well, I guess :)

      You gals challenged us with this cool blogfest! Love it!

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  12. Eri (love the name) sounds so weak and strong and wonderful. I love this type of character. Great job Hope!

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    1. I found her name by looking up meanings on one of those baby name sites :) Her name wasn't always Eri and it was hard to replace, now I love her name too :)

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  13. A fascinating glimpse into your character. Honestly though...normal is not what it is cracked up to be. Trust me...I know normal. /snort

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  14. Oh, intriguing. The bit about the monsters reminds me of 'Fire' by Kristin Cashore. If you haven't read it yet, do. It's great.
    New follower! *waves*

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    1. Oooh, thanks for the book idea! I'm needing some comp titles :) Thanks for the follow :) *waves*

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  15. I love the 'Finnley will say it's how stubborn I am. But he's wrong.'

    That's SO Eri! :)

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  16. I love that she said that her fatal flaw is that she's a girl. It's not what you expect and says a lot about her character and the setting.

    You've got a great premise!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! It's fun writing girl against a boy's world :)

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  17. Eri, you are a marvel. Love your spunk and how well defined you are. Your goals and motivations are inspiring and I'd love to read your story.

    Great interview :)

    ......dhole

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    1. Thanks Donna :) I'm so glad you see all the traits I've tried to infuse her with! Yay!

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  18. I think she's stronger than she thinks she is. I'm hooked!

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  19. Eri is an interesting character. The interview makes me want to read more and find out how she will resolve this problem she faces. Great interview!

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