I’m Hearing Voices Blogfest- Characters On The Couch

Two wonderful bloggers, Angie Cothran and Cassie Mae, who always keep me smiling, came up with the I’m Hearing Voices Character Blogfest.

I immediately signed up to participate a few weeks ago.  Then I sat down to write the post, looked at the rules, and had a panic attack.  The truth is, I’m in such a weird place with my characters, the idea of bearing their souls on this blog gives me hives.

But I guess that’s the point.  So here we go.

This is Anna.  She is the sister of my main character.

What is your biggest vulnerability?  Do others know this or is it a secret?

You’ve got to be kidding me, doc. I tell you my kryptonite while you nod and fake a scribble in that little notebook of yours?  No way.  We start on a level playing field.  

What do people believe about you that is false?

That I’m smarter than I look.  I’m just as smart as I look.

What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw?  Why?

You’re really into this tragic hero thing aren’t you?  I’m sorry. I’m not budging on this one. I mean, if you know how to take me down, we’re just not going to have any fun here.

What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality?  Why?

I’m loyal.  Running into burning buildings loyal.  Ya know, give my right arm kind of stuff.

What do you want most?  What will you do to get it?

There’s this Bob Dylan lyric, ‘Everybody will help you, discover what you set out to find.’  I want the ‘what’.  Once I know that, I’ll be there.  I’ll take down a nun if I have to.  I’ll be first one in line.  


45 thoughts on “I’m Hearing Voices Blogfest- Characters On The Couch

  1. Great work! I completely understand how you felt about digging deeper into the characters because I'm in a weird place with mine too!

    You did really well at making Anna unique – I love the, “I'm as smart as I look” answer!


  2. Oh my goshness! This is amazing! Love it! And I love you Melissa! You work for a toy company? Are you my secret Santa?

    I'm follower numero 201, so that's something to celebrate! 😀

    See you tomorrow!


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