AUTHOR CONFESSIONS – THE EVIL THINGS WE DO

AUTHOR CONFESSIONS – THE EVIL THINGS WE DO

I’m hosting YALITCHAT tonight (use twitter hashtag #yalitchat Wed, 9pm 6/23) to follow. I’ll be hosting Author Confessions where we all confess to the evil things we’ve done to our main characters.

WHY WE ARE SO MEAN TO OUR MC’s

Let’s face it, growth is painful. Very painful. In order to develop and grow our characters through the readers eyes – we must create trails, tribulations and odd situations for them. Those situations should be realistically displayed and work within the story but should be used to show either strength, growth, reaction, thoughts, or set ups that build the relationship with the character and the reader.

Also, we authors create these situations because it’s just darn fun 😀 Oops! Did I say that?

MY CONFESSIONS

Well, if you can’t make it tonight to the chat, you may as well here the truth from me personally.

Here’s my confessions:

EXPLORER X – ALPHA (Middle Grade Series) – I confess to genetically altering my Aadi (my MC), making his parents betray him by keeping an awful secret, cutting him, enslaving him, blackmailing him, altering his body, kidnapping his crush, capturing him in war…to name just a few.

THE PACK – (Upper YA) – I confess to making Shamira (my MC) blind, kidnapping her brother, shooting her, stabbing her, beating her up, trying to blow her up with landmines…sigh, I’m so bad.

BANDITS – (Upper YA) – I confess to murdering Daniel’s father (my MC) trying to eat him, burning him, breaking his fingers, sucking the blood out of his brother and girlfriend, kidnapping his family, trying to burn him in a boiling sea…and I haven’t even really gotten started with all the naughty things I’ve done to him.
Truly I would be sorry if doing these things didn’t create my flawed, a bit on the angry side characters and turn them into heros – but it was just too darned fun!

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR CHARACTERS?

~ by LM Preston on June 22, 2011.

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