So, I’ve seen these a lot at Mirriam’s blog, and I just recently started following one of the lovely ladies who thought it up. Basically, it’s a set of questions for your characters, similar to how I often use questionnaires to get to know my characters better before actually writing the book. As the title says, it’s my first one, though I’ve meant to do it for some time. I actually hemmed and hawed a long time on what character to use for this–I was stuck between the MC of the Secret Project, Pip, and one of my characters from Forged Steel, Eliaster.
Eliaster won out. Because Pip is actually a child still, and this Beautiful People is the childhood edition.
- What are their first childhood memory? Lots of bright little fairy lights and loud noises and people. I think it’s an Underworld Market…my mom bought me a honey stick that tasted like roses, I remember that much.
- What were their best and worst childhood experiences? Best…reading with my mom in our sunny library. Back when we lived in Chicago. Worst…when mom died.
- What was their childhood home like? Open, airy, huge. Lots of white with big splashes of color. My mom loved color.
- What’s something that scared them as child? Raised voices, anger, anything that indicated violence. Funny, considering what I’ve done in my life, and what I’ve become.
- Who did they look up to most? My dad, Cormac. He always seemed level-headed and sure of himself. I rarely heard him raise his voice. And he was fun when I was a kid.
- Favourite and least favourite childhood foods? Curry. I’ve always loved curry. Least favorite would be haggis…still is. My mom used to make it occasionally. She and Jarlathe loved it. Dad always said nothing with internal organs would ever cross his teeth…I agree.
- If they had their childhood again, would they change anything? I’d get us out of Chicago sooner. Show my dad the danger of the Lucht Leanuna, before he unknowingly stepped on their toes.
- What kind of child were they? Curious? Wild? Quiet? Devious? Sneaky. Guess not much has changed. 🙂
- What was their relationship to their parents and siblings like? Back then, everything was good. My dad and I got along, and I pretty much adored my mom. I think I thought she was some kind of saint or something. I’m pretty sure I was a mother-hen to Jarlathe even back then.
- What did they want to be when they grew up, and what did they actually become? I actually wanted to be a counselor, like my dad. Travel the world mediating between various fae groups, finding solutions, keeping humans safe from us. In a way I guess that’s what I did become, only my dad manages to keep to words, while I have to use a sword. Someone has to save you wimpy humans from the monsters under the bed, though, I guess.