Character Studies (September)—The Great Outdoors, Part 2

CSsept17Character studies is a monthly interview (often broken into several parts).  For more info, see here.

Interested in participating?  Copy/paste the following questions, pick a character to answer them, and then share the link back here so we can go check it out!

For extra brownie points, be sure to share the image and link back!

The great outdoors! To…continue the vacation-esque mood, apparently.

It’s actually more camping/hiking than just “outdoors”.

A few of these questions are a little modern-ized, so for those characters who are not modern, you can mind-link your authors or something and pretend to know what we’re talking about, or you can just be completely befuddled. Both options can be very entertaining.

  1. Ever “camped” in your backyard and pretended you were out in the middle of nowhere?
  2. The path you’re walking is littered with rocks and tree roots. How many times do you trip?
  3. What shoes are you wearing?
  4. Sunscreen?
  5. Bug repellant that’s very bad for your skin (that may give you cancer) or bug bites?
  6. Your most embarrassing moment that happened outside.
  7. You’re marooned on an island. What happens?
  8. You’re marooned in a desert. What happens?
  9. Do you eat the raisins in trail mix? Actually, do you eat any part of the trail mix that’s not M&M’s?
  10. Bonus: How tall are you?

Part 1: here

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Character Studies (September)—The Great Outdoors, Part I

CSsept17Character studies is a monthly interview (often broken into several parts).  For more info, see here.

Interested in participating?  Copy/paste the following questions, pick a character to answer them, and then share the link back here so we can go check it out!

For extra brownie points, be sure to share the image and link back!

The great outdoors! To…continue the vacation-esque mood, apparently.

It’s actually more camping/hiking than just “outdoors”.

A few of these questions are a little modern-ized, so for those characters who are not modern, you can mind-link your authors or something and pretend to know what we’re talking about, or you can just be completely befuddled. Both options can be very entertaining.


1. Can you light a campfire?
2. S’mores?
3. A bear/wolf/large-carnivorous-creature approaches your campsite. What do you do?
4. Can you read the stars?
5. Ever gotten poison ivy? (Or some other story-specific equivalent.)
6. Favorite funny campfire story?
7. Favorite scary campfire story?
8. You and your friend go camping/hiking and they get injured. Do you rush them to the hospital/a doctor or do you try to patch them up yourself?
9. You’re on a hike. How long is the hike (how many miles?) and how far will you make it? Is it a one-day hike or a long trip? Do you have the right equipment?
10. Bonus: What do you think of politics?

Part 2: here

Character Studies (August)—Vacation

Character studies is a monthly interview (often broken into several parts).  For more info, see here.

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Interested in participating?  Copy/paste the following questions, pick a character to answer them, and then share the link back here so we can go check it out!

So Morgan totally took a very long blogging vacation that was spontaneous in leaving and spontaneous in coming back.  So this month’s Character Studies is all about vacation!

Due to the lateness of it (oops), there’ll be only one post, and September’s posts’ll probably show up later in the month, so don’t worry if you can’t get to posting it until the beginning of September.  And then October should be back to normal.

And as always, if you have any theme ideas/suggestions, please share ’em! Ideas for bonus questions are also great.


  1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  2. You found a time machine. Past or future?
  3. Would you visit your author’s world? (Isn’t it fun to break the fourth wall?)
  4. You just won a free week on a cruise. Describe how the week plays out.
  5. You just won a free ticket to a concert. Who’s playing?
  6. If/when you go on vacation, who would you take with you? (Pets absolutely count.)
  7. What would ruin a vacation for you?
  8. Do you get homesick?
  9. At the beach, are you in the water getting pummeled by waves or in the sand making sandcastles?
  10. Bonus: Cupcakes or brownies?

Character Studies (October)—Costumes! Ish!

Character studies is a monthly interview (often broken into several parts).  For more info, see here.

CS1a.pngInterested in participating?  Copy/paste the following questions, pick a character to answer them, and then share the link back here so we can go check it out!


So Kellyn suggested we have a Character Studies where one character answers questions about another.  First off, that’s an awesome idea, and second off, it’s perfect for October!  While all (or some) of our authors are dressing up for Halloween, we’ll dress up as our fellow characters!

So it’ll basically work like the normal Character Studies, except you, the character, will pretend to be one of your fellow characters, and answer the questions how you think they would, rather than how you would.

This month we’re intentionally only doing one set of questions (unlike last month’s accidental one-set), but we’ll hopefully also get some other cool posts up, so you might not even notice there’ll be no part two!


  1. First off, who are you and who are you pretending to be?  What’s your relationship to the person you’re pretending to be, and why would you (or your author) pick them?
  2. What’s your fashion sense?  (Or, if you want, what do you/your “costume” look like?)
  3. Trick or treat?
  4. What’s your opinion of yourself? (Interpret this question how you will.)
  5. Best thing about you?  Worst thing about you?
  6. You look in the mirror, and it’s mocking you.  What is it saying?
  7. Kittens or puppies?
  8. Coffee or tea?
  9. If you had to pretend to be this person for a whole week, what would you do?
  10. Bonus: Best cake flavor?

Character Studies (September)—Celebrations, Part I

Character studies is a monthly interview (often broken into several parts).  For more info, see here.

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So September is Morgan’s birthday month, so for Character Studies this time, we’re going to talk about celebrations!

When you answer these questions, make sure you’re ready to party!


  1. When is your birthday?
  2. What do you usually do for your birthday?
  3. What’s the best birthday you ever had?  The worst?
  4. Are there any holidays you celebrate?  Are there any you don’t?  Why or why not?
  5. What’s your ideal kind of party?
  6. You’re at a friend’s party.  Who’s is it and what’s your opinion of the party?
  7. You made a new friend right around the time of your birthday, and you invited them.  They don’t know you very well, but they still want to bring a gift.  What do they give you?
  8. You just accomplished something really awesome and you want to celebreate. How do you do it?
  9. Is there such thing as too much partying?
  10. Bonus: What’s the most adorable baby animal?

 

Character Studies (August)—Family, Part II

Character studies is a monthly interview (often broken into several parts).  For more info, see here.

imageInterested in participating?  Copy/paste the following questions, pick a character to answer them, and then share the link back here so we can go check it out!

Here’s a tidbit for you author folks. When you ask your characters questions, and they give you an intriguing/interesting answer, don’t be afraid to ask them why.  Sometimes you could prompt more information or discover they have a secret you don’t know about!

Anyway, here’s the Family theme, part two!

  1. Who in your family do you quarrel with most often? What are those fights commonly about?
  2. What’s your idea of the perfect family outing?
  3. Is there anyone in your family who is a trouble maker? A “black sheep“?
  4. Who in your family would most likely try to give you a pick-me-up when you’ve had a bad day?
  5. Does your family have any secrets?
  6. Are there any family members you don’t get along with?
  7. Who in your family is most like you?
  8. Who’s the least like you?
  9. Would you exchange your family for a different one?
  10. Bonus: Pillow fight?

Character Studies (August)—Family, Part I

Character studies is a monthly interview (often broken into several parts).  For more info, see here.image

Interested in participating?  Copy/paste the following questions, pick a character to answer them, and then share the link back here so we can go check it out!


Okay, okay, so you guys have been waiting like all month for this post.  Well, half the month, because it’s only halfway into August.  (If you were waiting for the second half of July for August’s Character Studies, then you’re just plain silly.)

Anyway, so the theme!  Anyone know what’s the best thing in the whole world?

Family!

Well, so I’m told, because I don’t know my family.  But you do! (I hope.)  So this month’s theme is all about family.


  1. Who’s your biological family?
  2. Do you have any family members that aren’t biological (or married into the family)? How did they become part of your family?
  3. What’s your idea of a perfect family? How does yours fall short of that ideal?
  4. Where would you place your family on a scale of one to ten (one being very estranged, ten being very close)?
  5. What do you think would make your family closer to each other?
  6. What keeps your family from becoming closer?
  7. What is your family like, compared to any other families in your story? (And if there are none, compare yours to your idea of what other families are like.)
  8. What kind of a role do you play in your family? Are you satisfied with that?
  9. Is there any one family member you wish you could know better? What stops you from becoming so?
  10. Bonus: What’s your preferred level of ripeness for fruit?

Part 1: TBP