For authors: a new way to do character interviews…

Ideas and creativity in businessIf you’re like me, when you interview a character from a work of fiction, you ask leading questions that will unveil the story, reveal something interesting about the character, show the conflict, etc., etc. etc. You fashion the questions from the story itself.

But here’s another way: forget the story. Interview your character as if he/she were a real person and not in your book at all. Ask him/her some of the questions that you the author have been asked in interviews.

Darkest Cravings, a book blog, sent me questions for a character interview for the release of Warrior, a futuristic sci-fi romance. Anika, the heroine, was asked about her favorite hero in fiction, her fashion sense, her most treasured possession, her motto. Anika lives in the future on another planet. She doesn’t read fiction! You would think those types of questions would have no bearing on a science fiction romance, but the results were amazing.

The story got told in a unique, fresh, and organic way without any leading. You can see the results here (click on the link, then scroll down just a tad):

Darkest Cravings character interview

I would love to know what you thought of it. Check out the interview, and please come back and tell me.

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]Warrior Blurb 

A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

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5 Responses to For authors: a new way to do character interviews…

  1. Livia Grant says:

    As always, great information and ideas. I had missed the interview until today and you’re right. I liked the style and insight into the character. Thanks for a great post.
    ~Livia

  2. S.J. Maylee says:

    That was so much fun to read. 🙂 Anika is such a rebel and fabulous with a crossbow. I love how different each of your heroines are and that interview really gives a great feel for Anika.

  3. Laurel Lasky says:

    That’s a great idea. I’ll try it with my WIP. Thank you

    Laurel

  4. I loved it! I’ll have to give it a try. Your book sounds exciting.

  5. Renee Rose says:

    Very interesting idea!

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