Monday, February 6, 2012

Character on the Couch (blogfest)

I know that I usually post Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, but for the I'm Hearing Voices Character Blogfest I'm rearranging my schedule for this week.

For today, I need one character to answer a few questions. It was really hard for me to pick just one character that I wanted to do, because I'm editing one book, writing another, and in the stages of outlining a third.


But I finally decided to interview Troy, the love interest of FORGET ME NOT that is a little mysterious even to me. 


So Troy, take it away.



  1. What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret? People I love are my greatest vulnerability. I'm scared to love because of everyone I've lost. Not many people know this, because I keep people at a distance.
  2. What do people believe about you that is false? When I was in the castle, people underestimated me. They thought that I didn't have an agenda or a reason to be there, at least not anything deeper than what I told them. 
  3. What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw? Why? My best friend has forgotten everything about me. But if I asked her before, she'd tell me that I don't trust enough. I didn't trust her until she knew my secrets, and there are only a few more people I have faith in. I've seen too much wrong done to believe in many people.
  4. What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality? Why? To her, my redeeming quality would be the kindness that I feel toward others, how I want to help everyone I can.
  5. What do you want most? What will you do to get it? I want Imogen. I've already done all I'm able to do to get her. I'm relying on my faith in her now.

Well...things have popped up in here that I wasn't expecting. I love interviewing characters!


What types of things have you learned about your characters you weren't expecting?

17 comments:

  1. I love the answer to the first question! Troy seems like a great character! :)

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  2. Stopping by from the bloghop! So nice to meet you!
    Sounds like a really cool character!

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  3. a desperate troubled soul. i hope she gets her friend back!
    great voice!

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  4. Oooh, sounds like a character I'll love! Great interview. :)

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  5. sorry, he gets his friend back! (troy is so sensitive for a guy!)

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  6. I agree with Tara, actually! He is very sensitive! Interesting, and I also want to know more about the castle thing...Nice work. (Why was he "in the castle"? Why isn't he there anymore? You've raised some great questions for me!)

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  7. I agree too! So sensitive. Very refreshing in a male character :) Well done!

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  8. Jenna--I also love when my characters surprise me :) I LOVE Troy's last answer. So sweet!!! Great job :)

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  9. Aww, I'm so sad his best friend doesn't remember him! And all I've read of him is this interview! I hope she remembers him again.

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  10. He sounds like a really complex character! Layers are always good. (: Plus, I loved that he's not afraid to be sensitive, and his answer to #2--color me very intrigued.

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  11. Castle? I'm so intrigued - love his emotional depth.

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  12. He's very sensitive! I learned that for the most part all of my characters lie to me. Its obnoxious. I could handle/anticipate, them lying to one another. But to ME?

    I do really like that he is sensitive and complex, good recipe for an interesting male lead.

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  13. I love sensitive guys. I have one in my WIP. :-)
    There should be more male MC's that are like Troy, in my opinion, so great job!

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  14. Aww! I love the name, and his responses. I feel bad for him though, he's lost so many people and is afraid to trust people. :( Those make for very interesting stories, though! Also love Imogen---great name!

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  15. Their names are humble and sweet. I love his character and voice and soft nature. Thanks for shareing.

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  16. Aww, he sounds so sad and sensitive - and I'm really intrigued by the story line.

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