THE 4-PART WRITING SPECIAL // PART TWO: THE CHARACTERS EDITION

by - October 11, 2017

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Welcome to part 2 of the 4-Part Writing Special! It's the characters edition! Hope you have fun hearing all about my creations xD

1. Who is the main character?  (Bonus points for a description or picture)

I actually have four MCs. Bree is a well trained capable kid who is also a tad spoiled because she's from a well to do family. Jade is a little girl -- rather cute and innocent and all around a sunshiny person. Dell is kinda a young calculating serious teen-in-training to be a warrior. And Rhine is fun and reckless and quick tempered and impulsive :P they all have the similar super curly green hair. Bree is practical in dress; Jade has a girl's touch; Dell is warrior like; and Rhine is just shabby.

2. What is goal of the protagonist?  The antagonist?  (no spoilers!)


They all want the throne mwahahahahaaa....

3. Is there a possession or memory the MC keeps close?

Hmm, good one... tricky. I'd say Bree keeps close memories of her grandfather and all he taught her about woodland survival. Jade keeps all the little memories she picks up along the way :) Dell would keep her badge plus her sword. And Rhine holds on to her shoes and her money :P





4. What is the MCs greatest fear?

Well ... Bree is afraid she'll fail her family's expectations. Dell is afraid of never being great enough :P Jade is generally scared of spiders and the dark. And Rhine is just afraid of going to jail... haha. XD

5. Who is your favorite character?

I'm super fond of them all, but... I do have a favorite. It's Rider. He's twenty-ish, strong, silent, serious and HE JUST HAPPENS TO BE BALD (which for Broccolis is super super weird) :P

6. List some of the more prominent characters, and then provide a line that describes them (from your WIP).

I'm just going to cheat here and not actually quote myself but just give you something from my memory okay?

Ria // the queen. It wasn't her face that was particularly beautiful, but she carried herself with such grace -- one might say it was her spirit that was lovely.

Kayle // second-in-command. She narrowed her eyes. "My job is to get things done."

Vale // He watched her everyday ... and everyday he nudged her a little more in the right direction.

Kat // "Kat, you incompetent henchman!" exclaimed Rhine, "why am I babysitting you?"

Rider // She locked her arms around his neck and her legs around his waist and laughed as he ran through the trees.

Alyss // "There's a good reason I was picked to watch you," she whispered.



7. Who is the funniest character? Smartest character? Creepiest character? Most reckless character? Quirkiest character?

Hmm... so far Rhine really makes me laugh :D then there's this wizard's apprentice person (though I'm not sure I'll even keep the wizard in the story) named Raniven and he totally cracks me up. Technically Ria is the wisest... and Vale is the most knowledgeable ... so I guess maybe Dell would be the smartest?  Rhine is totally the most reckless obviously xD and the quirkiest? Raniven? Maybe?


8. How do you come up with names?

Ha. I just think them up. Like that *snaps fingers* and if they don't come I just rack my brain and say various weird sounds in a row. Like, "Bob, Gob, Job, Hob, Nob..." come to think of it, Nob is pretty good... See? It works!



9. What is the Meyer’s Brigg type of your MC? (Bonus points for side characters!)

I'm going to skip this one because even though I have them all written somewhere I don't have that list anywhere in convenient vicinity.

10. Are any characters influenced by someone in your life?

Of course. Sisters, mostly. And there maybe those little quirks or qualities, but O doubt I could pinpoint everyone I subconsciously draw on :D


Once more -- here's everyone else participating! Comment below and tell me about your characters xD And look forward to next week, when this q + a continues! Till then, yours truly <333

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27 comments

  1. This is awesome! Great job!!
    <3

    ~Ivie

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  2. Ooh, your characters sound epic. A bald guy? That's really neat! I love it!!

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    1. THANK YOU FLORID (ahem excuse me I call you all manner of names don't I?) YES THE BALD GUY. We need more bald guys <333 (clarification: in books, haha).

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  3. Your characters sound so awesome! I really loved reading this! Can't wait to learn more about your story!

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    1. GLAD YOU LIKED THEM ALL SARAH <333 *high fives*

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  4. Your character all sound intriguing!

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    1. I AM RELIEVED THANK YOU SKYE -- characters are so important to me <333

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  5. Gimme more of this Rhine, please. XD He sounds like awesomeness.

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    1. *fist bumps* so true xD (it's actually a 'she' haha)

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  6. I love how short your names are but they're still so interesting! Easy to remember.

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    1. YES THANKS MADDY!!! I was really trying to get fantasy names that were cool but short <333 I'm so happy you like them!

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  7. A bald broccoli, four contenders for a throne, and those snippets?? Intriguing!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww yay SO DELIGHTED YOU ENJOY THIS SERIES SO FAR <333

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  8. I'm still in love with your broccoli concept! <3
    Cool way of thinking up names!

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    1. WOW THANKS EVANGELINE <333
      yeah so I thought too xDD

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  9. I love hearing about everyone's stories! Yours is so unique and fun. :)

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    1. HAPPY YOU LIKE THE SERIES MELISSA!!! and super pleased you like mine <333

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  10. "Kat, you incompetent henchman! Why am I babysitting you??" I want to hear more about Rhine!! (who's afraid of: going to jail xD)

    Your whole story sounds so original, Lisa! ("...and here we have... a bald Broccoli...") Can't wait to read more. ;)
    Jem Jones

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    1. Jem! *cracks up with laughter* you just summed it up! So happy you like Rhine! She's quite the character!

      And thanks -- it's a great compliment to be called "original" :D

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  11. I already love these peeps, they sound like so much fun!

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  12. BALD????? Okay, I did not see that coming. (In a Pietro voice, as always.)

    And I love the name Jade. I had a horse that was named that when I bought him, but I changed it...because he's a black horse, not green...

    These characters sound REALLY cool. I can't WAIT to read their story!!!!

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    1. Hehehehe yeah ... I don't think I saw him coming either -- he just showed up xD

      What did you call your horse instead? Jade is a really pretty name tho <3 I thought the names of Jade, Dell, and Rhine up one night. Jade because of green and a gem; Dell after my computer can you believe that; and Rhine from rhinestone (who knows why)!!!

      Thanks so much <333

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  13. I love this line: "There's a good reason I was picked to watch you," she whispered. " It's evocative, secretive, and makes me want to read more. And a place called Broccolis? Green, I assume? Creative to say the least.

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    1. Thank you Carol!! I was going for that kind of a effect and I'm glad it came through :) Hehe, yeah the country is all forested and the people are kinda green too so :P thanks for commenting :D

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