Character Studies (October)—Costumes! Ish!

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

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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.

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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

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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

Character Studies (July)—Beliefs, Ideals, and Morals, Part II

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Remember how I said part two had really deep questions?  Here they are!


  1. What happens, do you think, when you die?
  2. Are you afraid of dying?
  3. What is the most irrational fear you have?
  4. Why are you afraid of that thing, even knowing it’s irrational?
  5. You’ve just been threatened and told that if you tell anybody about what happened to you, you’ll die (or worse).  Do you tell anyone, or do you lie about what happened?
  6. The one person who could save you is the person you trust least in the world.  What do you do?
  7. Would you, or have you, ever killed anyone?
  8. Do you have any recurring dreams and/or nightmares?
  9. You’re going to die in exactly fifteen minutes.  What do you do with those minutes?
  10. Bonus: How long is your attention span?

Part 1

Character Studies (July)—Beliefs, Ideals, and Morals, Part I

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This month is going to be awesome, I tell you.  Well.  None of the months haven’t been awesome, although May’s Character Studies was a little boring. (So says me, anyway.  There were only ten questions!)

Anyway, this month is all about beliefs, ideals, and morals!  And next week has some really deep questions, too.


  1. Do you believe in true love?
  2. How about love at first sight?
  3. Have you ever been in love—like really in love?
  4. Do you believe in second chances?
  5. Is there something more to life?
  6. Do you believe in unicorns?  (Hint: If you say you don’t, somewhere a unicorn dies.)
  7. Are you superstitious?  Why?
  8. Somebody you just met claims to be a time-traveler from the future.  Do you believe them?
  9. What would paradise look like?
  10. Bonus: What are your thoughts on balloons?

Part 2

Character Studies (June)–Comfort, Part II

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And we have part two!


  1. Which is your preferred fight—words or fists?
  2. How difficult is it for you to apologize when you were wrong about something?
  3. You had a nightmare. Do you go to anybody for comfort? If so, who?
  4. Someone is trying to ask you out. What could they do to really screw it up? What is, in your opinion, the ideal way to be asked out?
  5. What would you do for love? What would you do for hate?
  6. What is your perfect happily ever after?
  7. What would you do if someone hugged you so hard, they knocked you both to the floor?
  8. What’s your favorite thing about your favorite person? (If you don’t have a favorite person, just pick one awesome person.)
  9. Do you like to be touched by other people, or would you rather they kept their hands to themselves?
  10. BONUS: Do you like plants?

    Part 1: [to be posted]