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Monday, 6 February 2012

Characters on the Couch Blogfest #1

This blogfest is being hosted by: Cassie Mae and Angela Cothran with prizes!
Characters on the couch: Have one of your characters answer the following questions (to make this work to your benefit, choose a character who is the hardest for you to write :) Max 250 words (Not including the questions—only the answers).

This is a conversation between my MC, Ginny Hart, and her best friend, Gussie (aka Augusta Fairbank, whose chapters I decided to delete from the MS because I had too many POVs in the story. I was also aware that with both character's names beginning with a G this might also confuse the reader).

So Ginny, what is your biggest vulnerability?

A large glass of wine is my biggest weakness. Okay I'm seriously stalling here. I adore my husband, Bernard. I couldn’t be without him. Will that do? My life at the moment is just how I want it.

What do people believe about you that is false?
Most likely that I cannot manage on my own. That I need my husband to look after me. I could manage, I just wouldn’t want to and let’s face it, he needs me just as much.

What would I, Gussie, as  your best friend say is your fatal flaw? Why?
That I’m not maternal. I’m really not overly fond of the idea of being a mum. I’d hate all that pain and bloating. I dread to imagine the horrors of childbirth. And nappies, Yeuch! Oh, I know Bernard adores children and I pretend to be trying for a child, for his sake, but I’m still secretly popping contraceptives every day to ensure that it doesn’t happen. Why would I give up this life, my life for something that squawked, puked and pooped all day and night? I figure what Bernard doesn’t know won’t hurt him.

What would I, your best friend, say is your redeeming quality?
That I know what I want and go out of my way to get it. I’m resourceful like Becky Sharpe in Vanity Fair and you admire that Gussie, because let’s face it you’re just too nice.  Perhaps I shouldn’t be telling you this, but if you were less meek and accommodating with everybody you’d always get what you wanted, too.

What do you want most and what would you do to get it?
Life to remain exactly as it is. I would do anything to keep it that way, if I've not done it already.
(250 words not including questions)

 So what does that tell you about my MC?
Check out my next entry #2 Dialogue