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Offline Mastafrank

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Character Interviews
« on: February 06, 2014, 07:37:49 PM »
Interview your Main character(s) :)

preferably at the beginning of your story ;)

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 07:46:12 PM »
Another side of this of which I've seen applied is to have others interview/ask questions because, the writer often doesn't think to ask many questions. How tall, what their family background is, what their education/job experience has been/their religious belief/political beliefs - all these can play a factor in your story should the need arise, no matter what genre.

Good thread, Frank.

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 07:50:49 PM »
Interview With Jed (Beginning)

FG: Hello Jed,Thanks for coming.

Jed: Yea sure ok

FG: So tell us why did you really dump your GF??

Jed: (rolls eyes) She was too demanding,always wanting toknow where I was,what I was doing.High maintenance you could say,I don't miss her.

FG: I assume you were shocked when she walked in on you getting a blowjob?

Jed: (laughs) you see!! She thought we were still an item

FG: (nods head) So why did you steal that pendant?

Jed: Steal? That moron who tried to rob me deserved to get a taste of his own medicine

FG: But..now you're on the run??

Jed: Hey that's not fair! I never run from a fight! How was I supposed to know this pendant was a transporting device?!

FG: Transporting Device? tell me more about it

Jed: All I remember is falling off the tree, I have no idea how it works.

FG: details for later then.Are you giving it back?

Jed: F@ck no! if this pendant gives me powers I'm keeping it!


OK folks thats the end of our interview,thanks for watching and stay tuned ;) :)

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 03:13:19 PM »
I like the idea of interviewing each other's characters. Can I put up some questions and the next person can answer them? :)



What is your best trait?

What is your greatest achievement so far?

Have you ever been in a fight?

What are the things or traits you look for in a friend?

What is your greatest ambition/goal in life?



The person to answer the questions above can post more questions for the next person's character, and so forth. (I hope this is okay, Mastafrank!)
The character I'll put up for interview is Gwendolyn.

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 04:09:32 PM »
I like the idea of interviewing each other's characters. Can I put up some questions and the next person can answer them? :)

I've played it like that before - it's fun and interesting because it can force you to look at your character from another POV.

My MC is Emily



What is your best trait?

Fiercely loyal

What is your greatest achievement so far?

My family, staying alive.

Have you ever been in a fight?

Life's a constant fight. But yes, I can hold my own.

What are the things or traits you look for in a friend?

Honesty, strength.

What is your greatest ambition/goal in life?

To get home and live in peace.



For the next poster's character...

What are you doing today and why?

Who do you love?

What's your favourite piece of clothing?

Where do you live?

Who makes you laugh?

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 04:33:38 PM »
What is your best trait?

Fiercely loyal

I like Emily.  ;)

My MC is Gwendolyn.

Q. What are you doing today and why?
A. Going to Earth! I heard there was a festival this week, and I really wanna check it out.

Q. Who do you love?
A. That's weird to answer. I have no sense of love, none of us do. But if it's anything like loyalty, then Taylor of course! She's the greatest.

Q. What's your favorite piece of clothing?
A. Do glasses count as a piece of clothing? No, no, no, of course not, that's an accessory . . . In that case, I'd have to go with t-shirts. Especially the ones with pictures on them, that's an awesome idea!

Q. Where do you live?
A. Right now I live in Skylus, while my training is still in progress. It's an awesome place! Not as cool as some of the stuff on Earth, but it's been my home for as long as I can remember.

Q. Who makes you laugh?
A. Kendrix! She's super funny. Sometimes I think she's been sneaking off to Earth, too. I haven't seen her in a while, but she's hilarious!



NEXT QUESTIONS

If you could have one item in the whole world, what would it be?

Who do you dislike the most, if anyone?

How well would you do if you were stuck on a deserted island?

Who is your greatest rival, if anyone?

What is your character alignment and why?
(http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CharacterAlignment)

Offline 510bhan

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 04:36:57 PM »
Might be worth resurrecting this thread in Writing Games and Challenges http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=22645.0 How Well Do You Know Your Character

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 04:43:20 PM »
Might be worth resurrecting this thread in Writing Games and Challenges http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=22645.0 How Well Do You Know Your Character

Oh yes. that would be fun!

Offline Mastafrank

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 08:50:48 PM »
If you could have one item in the whole world, what would it be?

Hmm...That would be fame

Who do you dislike the most, if anyone?

My ex >:(

How well would you do if you were stuck on a deserted island?

I'd never end up there

Who is your greatest rival, if anyone?

Everyones out to get me  >:(

What is your character alignment and why?

I guess ya could say I'm somewhat antisocial...I tend to use my fists more often (laughs)





Do you resolve conflicts easily?

 How independent are you?

What's the most exciting thing youve done in the last chapter??






Offline LRSuda

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2014, 09:28:22 PM »
I agree, this should be in Writing Games and Challenges. But, I'm going to play anyway.  ;D

Q. Do you resolve conflicts easily?
A. Tazers resolve a lot of conflicts easily.

Q. How independent are you?
A. The badge ought answer that question.

Q. What's the most exciting thing you've done in the last chapter?
A. Last chapter? (chuckle) I ain't sure what you mean by that but... okay. If you're talking books, well, I prefer a bourbon, a beer and my Ipod. If you're talking about the last chapter of my life, go pound sand.

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What's the biggest change either you or circumstances made in your life?

How'd that work out for you?

Does your credit score make you cringe?

Are you exceptionally happy with your looks?

   

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2014, 09:57:23 PM »
It is in WG&C ;) http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=22645.0 How Well Do You Know Your Character

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2014, 06:31:44 PM »
One of the things I use is detailed character templates. Sometimes questions aren't actually applicable, but I find a firm grasp of all elements of your story--whether it is introduced in the actual work or no--is significant to how well you write it.

I've been using a template that I've found circulating all over the internet in various forms. The link below is the most complex/indepth version I've yet come across and according to the site is copyrighted, and without written consent I am only allowed to link it. So that's what I did ^__~

I highly suggest checking it out. Templates and charts are very useful in keeping continuity as well as being in full control of your story. Character Charts and a world building template are the two I've personally found extremely helpful and even crucial to certain works.

http://www.eclectics.com/articles/character.html

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Re: Character Interviews
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2014, 11:41:53 AM »
I looked at that character template--geez.   :o  How am I supposed to figure out my character's zodiac sign? I just took a quiz and it didn't even guess MINE accurately!

Sigh. Think I'll just focus on the other questions.