Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Would Your Character Do/Say Wednesday?

I’m always looking for questions to ask my characters; anything to pull them out of their shell and see how they act in foreign territory. I wondered what it would be like if my characters participated in other Middle Grade and Young Adult stories. How would they act in Narnia, or at Hogwarts? It’s interesting to see how your characters act in a completely different setting.

For my inagural post in this series I'm doing Interview questions for your character based on "The Hunger Games" THERE ARE NO SPOILERS

1) If your character lived in Panem, where would they live? The Capitol or one of the districts? If one of the districts, which one?

2) Are there any characters that your character would look forward to facing and defeating in The Hunger Games? Are there any that your character would sacrafice their life for?

3) What type of competitors, if any, would your characters align themselves with, if they participated in The Hunger Games?

3) What type of person is your character attracted to? Brooding rebel, golden haired boy, cynical anti-hero?

4) What people in your characters life would The Capitol be able to use against them? How would they be able to do this?

5) Would your character join/lead a revolution, even if it meant the people close to them might be hurt?


  1. Charlie is my favorite character even though he's not the main character, so I'll answer for all three. Are we supposed to be answering in the comments or in our own blogs? I think I'll post to both. Also - they aren't YA characters in the least, but I still want to play. Okay, I'll stop rambling now -

    1) Probably District 11. I feel like he would have been friends with Rue.
    2) He wouldn't look forward to killing anyone. But I think he'd get a kill or two in. He'd sacrifice himself for people like Rue and Katniss.
    3) He would align himself with Katniss - I think he'd only be drawn to those characters who are playing to survive, not to win. If you understand the distinction.
    4) Cynical anti-hero all the way.
    5) His sister, Anabel.
    6) He would try to lead a revolution, because he's spirited and would definitely feel wounded by the wrongness of the Hunger Games. But he'd be doing it to protect everyone around him and he'd probably be among the first to die.

    I'm going to do the other two in my own blog so as not to take up a ridiculous amount of space in your comments!

  2. I guess I should answer my own questions: Unfortunately my little Milo would have been eaten by Katniss. He is a zombie rabbit after all. So I'll use one of my new characters from my new WIP:
    1) Teddy would be from District 4, she lives on a boat, near the water.
    2) Teddy would probably not mind killing Russell, and there are certainly times when she would wish she had an excuse like The Hunger Games to kill him.
    3) She would by leary of alliances becasue she wouldn't want to have to kill her friends, but she would probably wind up in an alliance with people like Peeta and Rue
    4) She thinks she loves the golden-haired boy, but she really likes the brooding silent type.
    5)Teddy would lead the revolution and be glad the people closest to her can fight beside her.

  3. Noooooo. I still haven't read it, so I can't take part in this yet. But I will! As soon as I get my Kindle, I'm buying this book and then I'll make my entry.

    Can't wait to take part in this, it looks like fun :)

  4. That's such a good idea-to see how your characters would react in different books. I know that my MC wouldn't be Katniss, but I'm not sure how... I'll have to think about it. I just started Mockingjay today, and am very excited!