A reminder: This post courtesy of Julie Jarnagin’s 101 Blog Post Ideas for Writers.
94. Interview a character
For the purposes of this post, I did a quick Google search and found some good character questionnaires here. I’m going to use the first set of questions on the page, and since it’s supposed to be an ‘interview’, I’ll reword them a bit an answer them as though I am the character. Fun, yes? If the responses seem a bit vague or odd, it’s because it would ruin the actual story if I answered them in a straight-forward manner. 🙂
What is your name, and do you have any nicknames?
“My full name is Victoria Ann MacKinnon, but everyone calls me Tori.”
What is you hair color? What about your eyes?
“My hair is strawberry blond and falls just below my shoulders. I usually wear it up in a ponytail. My eyes are very bright blue; sometimes it freaks people out that they’re so bright…I always have people thinking that I’m wearing special contacts.”
Do you have any distinguishing features, such as a birthmark, or scars, and if so, how did you get them?
“Nothing major, really. I have a faint scar on my knee from when I wiped out on my bike when I was a kid, and one across my left index finger from the first time I tried to cook for myself. I’m…not good with knives.”
Describe your friends and family. Who do you surround yourself with? Who are you closest to and who do you wish you were closer to?
“My family is just my parents, Katherine and Robert. I have a few aunts and uncles, and three of my grandparents are still alive, but they live far enough away that I never see them. I used to have quite a few friends…before…but I haven’t seen many of them lately. The only one I ever really hang out with is Jacen, but that’s only because he won’t leave me alone. Not to say that I don’t like Jacen, but I really wish he’d mind his own business and let me…let me just be. My problems aren’t his.”
Where do you go when you’re angry?
“The nearest bar. That’s a bit of a cop-out though, because lately that’s the only place I go besides work.”
What is your biggest fear? Who have you told this to, and who would you never tell? Why?
“My biggest fear? Probably having to face the truth about my…condition. The only one who knows is…well I won’t talk about him. I would never tell anyone else, because it’s hard enough dealing with it on my own without having to deal with the pity I’d see in other people’s eyes.”
Do you have a secret?
“You hadn’t figured that out from the last question? Yes, I have a secret. No, I won’t share.”
What makes you laugh out loud?
“Not much, these days. I used to really enjoy crappy old b-movies, but I can’t seem to get into them anymore.”
Have you ever been in love, had your heart broken?
“Okay, that’s it, this interview is over. Goodbye.”