I recently submitted “The Tower’s Alchemist” for review at Celia Can Read’s review blog, and thought that the character interview questions were quirky and fun!
I decided to include here the “Interview” conducted with my main character, Isabella George:
1. How did you first meet your writer?
I first met her one evening after her husband created me. She snatched me up immediately and claimed that she could weave an entire story from my description and occupation. I like her.
2. Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
I always secretly wanted to end up in a book or magazine, so this is neat! The only problem is that there is information in there that I’m not ready to share with everyone just yet. So let’s keep this between the reader and me.
3. What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?
The action tires the hell out of me, but the dialogue is perfectly crisp and sometimes snarky. I wish there were more romance, but maybe my writer’s saving that for the next story.
4. Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
Luckily I didn’t, though I do know that writing fight scenes is excruciating for her. She’s a girly-girl at heart.
5. Do you infiltrate your writer’s dreams?
Not yet–still working on it.
6. What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?
Shop, or have a nice meal with a glass of wine. When you’re constantly being sent on spy missions like I am, these things become much needed luxuries.
7. Are you currently engaged in a relationship?
8. Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in?
Very, though I think I’d also fare well in a detective novel.
9. If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?
Probably the scenes where I have to face Black Wolves–they’re a nasty bunch of wizards who’ve traded most of their humanity for magical power. Let me tell you sister, there’s not a good-looking one in the entire bunch.
10. Do you like the way the book ended?
I like that it leaves me resolved and determined. Depending on the clues you pick up on throughout the story, the ending may or may not shock you.
11. Would you be interested in a sequel, if your writer was so inclined?
If she doesn’t write one, I’ll find a spell that’ll compel her to. My story can’t stop here!
12. Do you believe that you are suitably portrayed in electronic books or would you rather be in paperback only?
I feel as if both portray me well. However, there’s just something about the feel of a book that seems more fitting.
13. Did you have any input into the book cover design?
No. I wanted to be captured in my slinky purple dress from chapter 5–but the damned cover model said she doesn’t do slinky purple dresses.
14. What is your least favorite characteristic your writer has attributed to you?
This little habit I have of playing with my Agate stone ring. I only really need to rub it when I want to protect myself against gunfire.
15. Do have any secret aspirations that your author doesn’t know about?
Yes…but I’m not telling!