Hello, fellow writers! I have a request.
I am working on a project tentatively titled 1000 Questions to Ask Your Character, and I need a proofreader just to check for duplicate questions. It’s a fairly easy task, and in exchange you would receive a free digital copy of my eBook when it is published. I may be biased, but having one thousand questions to ask your characters seems rather useful.
If you are interested, please leave a comment or e-mail me at email@example.com
Tomorrow, my very first chapbook, Dark Wishes, will be published on the Amazon Kindle Store.
I love the taste of the kiss
We never stole,
Salty, slick and sea-stone smooth;
I love the sound of the ‘I love you’
We left unspoken,
The dulcet melodies of a life
We never shared.
Hello, friends, family, fellow lovers of the written word.
I have been working on a new project, tentatively titled 1000 Questions to Ask Your Character.
I may have written 1,000 questions for you to ask your characters, but I have just one question for you: Which title, of out the following nine, do you prefer?
- 1000 Questions to Ask Your Character
- 1000 Questions to Ask Your Characters
- One Thousand Questions to Ask Your Character
- One Thousand Questions to Ask Your Characters
- 1000 Questions to Ask About Your Character
- 1000 Questions to Ask Your Character: A Writer’s Toolkit
- 1000 Questions to Ask Your Character: A Writer’s Toolbox
- 1000 Questions to Ask Your Character: A Writer’s Aid
- 1000 Questions to Ask Your Character: A Writer’s Guide
- 1000 Questions to Ask Your Character: A Writer’s Guide to Creating Believable Characters
Vote in the comments!
Now that I have your attention, authors, here is my question: If you could meet up for coffee with one of your characters, what would you ask them?
The best thing about this particular question is that it’s easily answered. To your character, you are God. You are their Creator, you determine the course of their lives, you feel their suffering, or at the very least you write about it in your journal, and you are the one who knows more about them than anyone else in the entire universe.
So, as a God, albeit not an omniscient one (otherwise you wouldn’t have come here!), you can answer any questions you have about your character. You might need to ask a few other questions in the process, so let’s check it out with an example question – “What was your character’s childhood like?”
You can ask questions like “What was my character’s relationship with their mother?” and “Was my character adopted?” and ‘What was my character’s favorite childhood toy?” to get at the heart of the matter. Just keep asking for details (and, well, providing those details) until you’ve got a satisfactory answer to your question.
Speaking about asking your characters questions, be on the look out for my new project, 1000 Questions to Ask About Your Character, coming in Autumn 2016~
And, of course,
the state of eternity that exists there,
there at the end of the world where time passes to a different beat,
slow and languid,
liquid and honey-golden as it swirls around us.