A Tale of Two Weres: Character Interviews

First page of Gisella’s Interview

This is the first of several pages of my interview with one of my secondary characters. Although I have to say the more time I spend with her, the more I like her. She has a story to tell, I really hadn’t thought of a second book. However it is becoming more and more likely. And I haven’t gotten into my actual story writing yet. Crazy writer walking.

Currently I have two character interviews and the more I write about my MMC, the more I hope something happens and either redeems his flaws or … Yeah I don’t know. We will have to wait and see.

I think I want to do one more interview with another secondary character that has popped up while trying to get a feel for the story. She is Caleb’s assistant, Paula. At first she seemed more his secretary, however I am getting the feeling he views her as an equal, his partner. Hmmm might be some romantic tension in play.

If you are curious about my process for conducting these “interviews”. I sit with my notebook and think of my character and then think of my question. Sometimes random tidbits pop in here and there, like the whole Area 51 thing. Gisella was chatty, while Cody was not. Like with most interviews, some questions are skipped over or completely ignored. Just be patient and open yourself up to your character. You never know what might be on their minds.

Cheers, james

A Tale of Two Were: A Comedy-Part II

So I have been working and plotting on my werewolf comedy. See my first post about it here and here.

I have sucessfully “interviewed” two of my minor characters and gotten a better feel for what my world looks and feels like. I must say Giesella was much more informative than my other character. Although part of it I think, is once the story really gets rolling he fades out. I don’t know for certain and he may crop back up. At this point in the outline he does fade out after the camping trip/doctor visit. I haven’t tried to “interview” one of my three main characters. I am torn between wanting to keep building the background and wanting to jump into the story.

I have mapped about 27k words of my story so far. I am shooting for between 50k and 75k, if I can keep the story going. And by keeping the descriptions pretty simple: Camping trip, last weekend of summer, pick a fight, etc. Enough to say this is what needs to happen, but not so much as to stifle anything that might grow from it. I hope. This is my first time actively trying to plot a story vs jumping in and letting the words pull me along. Thank you Mr. Russell Nohelty for offering suggestions on how you outline and write via your Masterclass.

One of the more interesting aspects of this story is going to be how Glory loses her were-soul and the other guy gains it. So I have been playing around with the were-soul as I have termed it. I see it as either the essence of the animal, neither male or female. Or it is the opposite sex of the host, ie Glory is female therefore her were-soul should be male. I did briefly consider having the were-soul the same as the host and then retain the female when it jumped bodies. That would have given a male werewolf femine instincts. But I decided that would be harder to keep up in the long run.

That is all I have for now. I will post as I progress and get to writing soon. Cheers, james

A Tale of Two Weres: A Comedy

So I have kinda gotten behind a little bit last week. I have some fun news for you. Since I posted about my Werewolf story idea, I got a lot of positive feed back from you guys. Thank you.

So I am trying my hand at writing comedy (no clue) and a werwolf story. Also I have been trying out some new skills, outlining (not as scary as I thought, thank you Russell Nohelty) and getting a firm idea of the story before starting to write the story.

I am currently in the middle of an interview with a young were, as of yet unknown. And one very interesting thing she said was Area 51 isn’t aliens, but werefolk. It is a were/gov’t school and training facility. I am interested in finding out what they learn at “school”.

So we have covered some ground, but there is still quite a bit to go. She is a Team Jacob fan and vampires don’t exist in her world. And there are more weres than ice cream flavors at Baskin & Robbins.

I am still on the hunt for names and keeping a random name sheet. So far the most interesting name I like is Colwym, a river in Northern Wales.

Cheers and happy writing, james