It’s been ages since I’ve done a blog tag, and I’ve recently gotten back into the habit of working on my novel Reflections, so I’m glad the lovely Brianna da Silva tagged me in this game!
Here’s the gist of it: you take six questions and answer them for each main character in your WIP. I think you’re supposed to use six characters, but I didn’t because I was afraid the blog post would run too long. Oh well. I have all of the key players here, and maybe sometime down the road, I’ll do another post like this with the minor folks. We’ll see what happens.
I’ve altered some of the questions to suit my novel, of course, but I’m using the same six questions for each character. At the end, I’ll be tagging six more people to take part in this challenge as well. If you’re not tagged, feel free to participate anyway. I had a lot of fun with this, and it was a great deal more helpful than I thought it would be.
Note: If you’re not sure how to determine your characters’ Myers-Briggs types, you can take the fairly short inventory here. That’s what I did!
Contradiction: Doesn’t feel comfortable around people; hates being alone with her thoughts.
Favorite color(s): Green and brown. Earth tones.
Crystal (if applicable): Rose quartz.
Favorite scent: Any kind of incense, but mostly sandalwood and vanilla. Her mother burns a lot of incense when she isn’t working in the restaurant.
Where does she see herself in 10 years? She isn’t sure, but she wants to go to WVU in Morgantown, maybe major in pre-med. At one point, she wanted to help her parents with the restaurant, but now she’s determined to get as far away from Aldale (and her problems) as she can.
Contradiction: She’d be an ideal tribe leader but isn’t keen on a leadership role.
Favorite color(s): Purple, blue, and green.
Crystal (if applicable): Aquamarine.
Favorite scent: Lilacs. She has several lilac candles in her bedroom and she burns them as often as she can.
Where does she see herself in 10 years? Still married to Nathaniel, of course, and hopefully a mother in some capacity. Like her husband, she doesn’t expect to stay with the tribe for the rest of her life. She’d be content finding another tribe to join, maybe somewhere out west. If that doesn’t work out, she has no problem giving up her abilities and perhaps trying to have children again–if such a thing is possible.
Contradiction: Dislikes lies and deception; relies to lies and deception to succeed as a Shifter. He’ll also cover up dishonesty for the sake of protecting his tribe.
Favorite color(s): Orange, gold, and black.
Favorite scent: Wood, especially dark wood like mahogany.
Where does he see himself in 10 years? Dead, unfortunately. Running a tribe is stressful enough in and of itself, and tribe leaders don’t live very long as a rule. Usually it’s a combination of stress, exhaustion, and sapped power that does them in. If he gives too much power away, after all, his crystal will start feeding off his personal life energy. Since he’s often too busy to remember to top the crystal off with outside energy, he needs to be careful if he doesn’t want to be dead in a decade or less.
Contradiction: He’s Vincent’s second-in-command, but he doesn’t really want to be a Shifter anymore.
Favorite color(s): Blue and green.
Favorite scent: His wife’s hair, especially when it’s wet from rain or the shower.
Where does he see himself in 10 years? In another tribe somewhere out west, maybe even out of the life altogether. It’s not an ideal environment in which to raise kids, and he wants to have a family with Leda someday.
Contradiction: Despite his arrogant personality and status in the tribe, he often feels powerless.
Favorite color(s): Purple, black, and silver.
Favorite scent: Smoke.
Where does he see himself in 10 years? Tribe leader. He wants to be bigger, better, and stronger than Vincent. He does respect Vincent, though, and doesn’t want to outright steal the position from him. His plan is to wait until Vincent either dies or steps down willingly–even though Nathaniel is the second-in-command, Carter knows he doesn’t really want to take Vincent’s place.
Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed learning some more about my characters–I know I did! And now, here are the six people I’m tagging to participate in this as well. Remember, you can change any of the questions to suit your WIP, too!
How do you get to know your characters? Are you excited for Reflections?
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