Instead of being incredibly unorganised (like I was last month) I am joining the Beautiful People link up. If you haven’t had a chance yet, feel free to join me in interrogating characters for your own amusement. The linkup is open all month.
I had this small issue of: who do I pick?
Honestly, that is the hardest part of this. I currently have about 14 manuscripts (6 of which are a series) most of which are unedited, all of which I’m madly passionate about. I really want to talk about my Peter Pan retelling OR my sci-fi catastrophe which I basically ended mid-sentence because of reasons OR my latest zombie mess which I finished drafting in 8 days.
I decided, since I just finished it this month, it’d be fair to throw my zombie book, Them Hungry Bones, at you, okay?
Meet my quiet, penitent car thief: Crow de Vries.
1) What does your character regret the most in their life?
Well, there was this time Crow earned extra cash stealing cars…and kind of went to prison. For a long time.
He’s a nice kid! I promise, he is. Unassuming. Quiet. Puppy-dog eyes. He’s the kid you’d hand a baby to in a catastrophe because he looks so nice. He’s passionate about cars (what a freak, I only drive an automatic myself) but altogether too easily lead. He’s 18-years-old when the story begins, and fresh out of prison. He didn’t like prison, by the way.
2) What is your character’s happiest memory? Most sorrowful memory?
3) What majorly gets on your character’s nerves?
4) Do they act differently when they’re around people as opposed to being alone? If so, how?
5) What are their beliefs and superstitions? (Examples: their religion or lack of one, conspiracy theories, throwing salt, fear of black cats.)
6) What are their catchphrases, or things they say frequently?
7) Would they be more prone to facing fears or running from them?
8) Do they have a good self image?
9) Do they turn to people when they’re upset, or do they isolate themselves?
10) If they were standing next to you would it make you laugh or cry?
Cait always leaves her character interviews to the veeeery last second because a) she’s nervous about showing you what she’s been working on, and b) she can never decide WHAT to talk about. She’s been swamped with writing this month. She drafted THEM HUNGRY BONES in 8 days (55,000-words of it) and then dove straight into round #2 of THE UNAMED BOOK with her agent. Um, can she have a break? Small holiday? Perhaps piece of brownie cheesecake?