Almost jacked-up the blogfest.
But, I've regrouped and am ready to OWN IT!
I wrote my first novel when I was 16, while grounded for a very long time (I fucked up big, yo). It started as a Stephen King It rip-off and has been through several revisions since. The exploding YA market combined with the fact that I was a YA when I wrote it makes it the logical next project.
It is horror, of course, called The Gifted, the Cursed, and the Wicked.
It has eight main characters. Eight. And about 5 supporting characters. As much as it hurts--deleting a character feels a lot like murder--I need to scale down.
Luckily, I stumbled onto this great blogfest:
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Those of you not participating, answer the questions for yourself! Or answer them from the perspective of your favorite fictional character! Or, or answer them from the perspective of someone you would find intriguing.
I'm going to develop my questions around Kristina Knight. She was supposed to be me, or what I wanted to be, and now I feel she needs to be her own person and not my ego, so I think she's a good candidate.
1. Which bad habit of your character drives other the characters crazy?
Kris will open up a can of Diet Coke, drink part of it, and then forget about it and go open another one. She'll have six cans scattered through her apartment by the end of the weekend.
2. How would your character communicate "I need help" with just body language?
She crawls into her boyfriend's lap and contracts into a fetal position.
3. If your character had only one night in Las Vegas, what would he/she do?
Kris would hit the night clubs and dance all night long.
4. How does your character regard his/her cell phone?
An onerous necessity. She keeps it on her so that her friends don't bitch at her for not responding to their messages right away. But it's not a smart phone; it's not decorated. She does not cross off the days of her calendar anticipating when the first day of her early-upgrade window.
5. What habit will your character never be able to break without some kind of intervention?
Chewing on her cuticles while watching television.