So the MC blogfest is going on today, hosted by the charming Elizabeth Mueller. Do you follow Elizabeth's blog? She is one of the nicest bloggers out there.
It's funny how writers put so much life into their characters. I mean, if you really think about the details that go into them, it's like we really HAVE created real people. And when it works, readers and fans believe they're real too. That, in itself, is a phenomena.
The idea here is to answer three questions about my MC, and since I just wrote a MG sci-fi /fantasy I'm using my MC from it. Here's a brief blurb about the story:
X DARE & THE KEYS TO NIN is the middle grade adventure story of Xavier Dare. He thinks he's played all the greatest video games, til one day a mysterious tattooed man gives him a game he' s never heard of. Unable to resist a challenge, X accepts and finds himself transported to another world--one without leaders and on the brink of turmoil. X must find the lost keys to find the Gatekeeper, or he may never get back home again.
Question 1: What is X's greatest fear?
During the story, his greatest fear is he won't get back home to let his family know how much he really loves them. Not so unique, except that before he ended up in another galaxy, he was pretty ungrateful.
Question 2: What's X's greatest accomplishment?
He once solved and completed a video game in a single day.
Question 3: What is X's biggest regret?
Being angry at his disabled younger sister. It's no secret X is tired of being her caregiver while both his parents work, but it's not his sister's fault. He'll realize this later.
So that's a tiny glimpse into my character Xavier Dare. I'm currently letting the story marinate after some awesome and amazing feedback from betas / CPs. Hopefully, in the next few weeks here I'll be diving in with more revisions and rewrites. Thank God for good betas!!
For more entries in the MC blogfest, click on the pic above to be whisked away to HDQ at Elizabeth Mueller's.
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Things are pretty crazy for me right now. We are packing up our house to sell, so that's a HUGE chore, but also so nice to get rid of clutter. And I've got my first regional SCBWI writer's workshop this weekend. Super excited to check it out. I'll be posting info on that next week.
Needless to say, my blog hopping has been minimal, and I regret missing out on so many great posts these last few days. Thank you so much for stopping by! I always appreciate your comments!
Tell me, can you answer these questions about your MC? Or how do you think knowing these types of answers affects your writing of the story? Do you like knowing before the first draft? Or after? If you're not writing anything, what do you have going on this weekend?