WIP Thursday – Characters

Good evening all. I would like to say a big thank you to Holly Evans for tagging me on to this one. If you haven’t checked out her amazing blog, you must! Now! Holly 

Here are questions around my Siblings work in progress characters. I hope you find it informative 🙂

 

Give us the rundown of some of your main characters

 

Jest – One half of the siblings that are caught up in the power struggle during the crisis of world falling apart. He is a free spirit but loves his sister dearly and will do anything to protect her.

Fer – Jest’s younger sister. She is seven months pregnant and out of the two siblings is the optimist, always will see the brighter side of life, even in the darkest of hours.

Private Young – A member of the Operation (the corrupted new breed politicians of England) who guards the wall. Has an ulterior motive.

Darla – Is part of the Community, a save haven of survivors looking for their families and friends and hoping for the better life. Is one of the first to meet Jest when he wakes up and holds certain abilities.

Tarver – The leader of the Community who is hard nosed with a decent spirit, and looks after the Diseased.

Logan Johnson – The evil politician and leader of the Operation. Is sick and twisted and will stop at nothing to get his way

Who’s your favourite and why? 

I love them all but I think Jest is the one I enjoyed writing the most. He exuded confidence and would stop at nothing to find a way out the current predicament and to attempt to find out where Fer was. His communications with Darla was also fun to write as it turned him into a different type of person.

Who’s the most difficult to write and why?

Darla was difficult to write as she had many troubles that she was trying to deal with and it could get quite draining when she was working through them.

If you could choose one to spend the day with in real life, who would you choose and why?

Tarver. He has all the information of his system at his finger tips and follow him around until he gave me all the answers I wanted. He is the more mysterious of the lot and his attitude is a bit off the wall.

 

Pick one and answer the following:

What’s their basic description? Physical appearance, job, etc.

Darla. She is petite, around 5’2, slender frame, long blonde hair and has a business like style. She is also one of the soldiers in the community and can mix it up with the best of them.

What are their views on love?

She has felt love before but more on a family basis. I feel she would embrace a relationship and a soulmate, but in the predicament of the world ending, she sees it as futile.

What are their religious views?

She hasn’t shown any and does not believe in a higher power. If there was a religious deity, why would they end the world?

How do they feel about death?

She knows it is inevitable and has seen many in her life pass. Darla has stopped caring for it and dedicates her life to saving and healing.

What’s their approach to food and cooking?

There is little food left in the world and does not think about such things.

What’s their place in the world?

She places a lot of her responsibility on herself to heal the wounded and to save as many people as possible. Shares a fondness for Jest and thrives to assist him on his quest for Fer where she can.

What’s their big dream?

For the world to come back to some sort of normality, to be reunited with her family and to live a normal life. Deep down she wants to settle and remove herself from the restraints of her abilities.

How did they come about?

Darla was a bit part in the third chapter but once the story took hold I find myself writing her character in and she kept cropping up until she was put as one of the main focus points. Very persistent.

If you were to ship them with another character, yours or someone else’s, who and why?

That is a tough one. I’d ship her with Fer and allow them to spend a day together in the world that once was. I think they would get on like a house on fire and stir trouble.

Finally, if you can, share some lines or a snippet focused on this character!

“You’re awake,” Darla mumbled half asleep rubbing her eyes.

“Is it okay for me to move?” Jest questioned.

He was not connected to any wires or tubes but did not want to risk the wraith of the individuals in charge.

Darla nodded as she sat up. “Your process has been completed.”

“Process?”

“Last night we rehabilitated you., fixing your problems; rehydrating you, pumping your body with antibodies, fixing your breaks unobtrusively and completing a full body scan. You should really keep an eye on your cholesterol,” Darla said with a straight face.

Jest could not decipher if the comment was a joke or she was serious. If it was the latter, he feared for his safety. The plight of his cholesterol was the last thing on his mind, and with the sky falling and world ending, would be for the foreseeable future.

That was the first scene Darla really stood out in the story and I found her matter of fact humour questionable but refreshing.

Thank you for reading and once again thank you for the amazing Holly to suggest the questions. I will get you back 🙂

Please feel free to use the questions for your own blog and let me know your answers. Find me on Twitter @nobodyetall

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10 thoughts on “WIP Thursday – Characters

  1. Thanks for taking part! I can definitely see why Darla stood out for you, she seems like quite an interesting character to tackle. I’m with Jasmine, this book is really intriguing I’m curious to see more from it and how it comes together!

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  2. Ever since your first shared story of Fer and Jest, I was enchanted by this story. Following you through the process has been a true honour. I love learning more about these characters, especially Darla. She sounds like a fascinating character and I can’t wait to get the chance to meet her more fully when the book comes out 😉 Love that she was very persistent and popped up in your writing. It’s great when characters build organically into the plot because they know they belong there.
    I also love the excerpt! The dialogue is perfect and Darla’s character is well crafted in just a few lines 🙂
    Best of luck with your editing 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to share! It’s always a joy to read your posts 🙂

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  3. Loved reading your answers. But I may have to stop reading about your Siblings posts–I’m already too freaking wound up and ready to read this book. These posts do not help with my impatience :p
    But we all know I’m a glutton for punishment so I will keep reading whatever you decide to share with us. And I will keep waiting on tenterhooks!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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