Writing :: 9 questions for Lexi Shepherd

On June 29, 2010 by Aimee

You don’t know Lexi, but I do. She’s my newest (well sorta) character in my newest (well sorta, too) novel. This list of 9 questions popped into my email via Writer’s Digest newsletter today and it inspired me to think about my characters a bit and how they would respond.

Since I’m in a 2@1 project and about 33k into each, I really need to KNOW my characters right now, otherwise, I need to go back and retool. I think I’m still learning Cassie Miller (Late Bloomers) which leads me to wonder what I need to retweak in her story. But Lexi now, I’ve got her in my head and so with her I will stick for a while.

Consider this a little interview with me asking the questions and Lexi answering them. Get the questions and more information from the link above.

1. How do you learn best?
By doing. I’m hands on, completely.

2. How open are you to new ideas and information?
Given I’m in a career funk right now, very open. I want to try something new, to stretch my mental capacity and edge into the grey areas of what my abilities will do.

3. When you walk into a party, what do you notice first?
The smell. If it stinks, it’s not worth staying.

4. Is one sense more highly developed than another?
Ha! Duh. But I can’t tell you what. That would give away my secret.

5. Do you usually notice problems around you?
Depends on the people. In close quarters, yes. Someone across the room, not so much.

6. Would you say you are an optimist or a pessimist?
Depends on the situation. When it comes to myself? Pessimist. Everyone else? Optimist.

7. Are you more interested in the past, the future or living in the now?
I’m SO over the past. The now is teetering on the edge of driving me insane. Bring on the future.

8. How do you decide if you can trust someone?
They earn trust in their actions and reactions.

So there is some very cryptic answers from Lexi. Morgan Prince could answer these, too and so could Charley Randall. Might have to dive into that.

Got a character that you know so well you can both ask and answer the questions as them? :) Post a link in the comments with your character interview.

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