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    W1S1 January Blog Chain

    Last month we did a blog chain on our plan of attack for 2012.

    This month the blog chain topic is 'An interview with a character.'

    I was going to do up a list of questions, but haven't had a chance, so why not a free for all? If you're a noveleer, then you could interview the POV character of your current WIP, and if you're a short story architect you could interview a character from one of your current crop of stories.

    Let's try to keep our posts to a reasonable length. Maybe a 1k upper limit?

    Not sure what questions to ask your character? Here's a few random links i found (i'm such a keen researcher! ):

    http://donnacsmith.hubpages.com/hub/...a-Writing-Tool

    http://www.autocrit.com/websitepubli...ers/Page1.html

    http://www.writingclasses.com/Inform...php/PageID/106--particularly Questionnaire 2.

    Now, i was thinking we could kick off this blog chain on the 12/01/12. That should give us all time to get back from holidays, etc, as well as time to conduct the interview.

    Like last month, we'll go in the order of signing up (i'll maintain a list in this post), and once the first person posts, then the next will have 2 days to get their post up and so on. If someone can't get their post up in that timeframe (life has a habit of getting in the way of things, doesn't it?), the chain will move onto the next person and the person that missed will slot in again at the end of the chain.

    In our post, if possible, can we link to the blogs/posts of the people above and below us in the chain, as well as to this thread, so readers can get the whole list.

    Once our post is up, can we let everybody know here, with a direct link to the post? Don't worry if you need to double-post to do so.

    So, who's keen?

    January participant list:

    Kick-off 12/01/12

    Izz: Post Up
    PriyankaB: Post Up
    rialrees: Post Up
    bettieliee: Post Up
    Hunter Emkay: Post Up
    Amberly: Post Up
    Aggy B: Post Up
    defcon6000: Post Up
    Annie Colleen: Post Up (guest post at Izz's blog)
    soapdish: Post Up
    DiannaG: Post Up
    KitCat: Post Up
    bdwilson: Post Up
    Misa Buckley: Post Up
    JenniferB: blog--post not up yet
    Last edited by Izz; 02-05-2012 at 12:39 AM.

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    Not necessarily this month, but at some point - how about guest posts for us non-bloggers?
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    What a good idea! Sure, we can do that You can write up a post and PM it to me, and i'll post it on my blog as a guest post as part of the chain.

    Did you want to do it for this month's chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izz View Post
    What a good idea! Sure, we can do that You can write up a post and PM it to me, and i'll post it on my blog as a guest post as part of the chain.

    Did you want to do it for this month's chain?
    Okay, how does this work? Please explain (in small words for those of us who are overworked and sleep-deprived). I think this is something I want to do, but the brain isn't engaged. (We need a clueless smiley)
    Last edited by sky warrior books; 01-02-2012 at 12:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky warrior books View Post
    Okay, how does this work? Please explain (in small words for those of us who are overworked and sleep-deprived). I think this is something I want to do, but the brain isn't engaged. (We need a clueless smiley)
    Basically, the blog chain is something where all the participants do a blog post on a chosen subject, and then post on their blogs/journals/etc in the order assigned, while linking to other blogs involved in the chain, thus hopefully creating some sort of chain-like effect. Here's the thread for last month's chain.

    The addition Annie is suggesting is great for those who don't have blogs (or don't have a personal writing blog), but still want to participate. They can sign up for the chain, write up a post in their word processor and then private message it to me, or to someone else in the chain who has a blog, and we'll post it on our blog, but credit it to their name. The blog post title might read: 'W1S1 Blog Chain: Interview Your Character--Guest Post by sky warrior books' (or M.H. Bonham, or whatever name the person wants the guest post attributed to).

    Does that help clear things up?
    Last edited by Izz; 01-02-2012 at 01:53 PM.

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    I'm interested in signing up!
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    Sounds like fun, count me in. Just have to remember to get my blog set up... been meaning to for a while now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PriyankaB View Post
    I'm interested in signing up!
    Awesome! You'll be our second participant (i'll go first to give everybody an extra couple days to get their posts sorted).

    Quote Originally Posted by rialrees View Post
    Sounds like fun, count me in. Just have to remember to get my blog set up... been meaning to for a while now!
    Great! Once you've got the blog set up leave a link in this thread so we all know where your post will be. You're our third participant!

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    Good stuff! Got me blog up and started: rialrees.blogspot.com Bout darned time too!

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    Good stuff, peeps. Updating list now

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    hi Izz, count me in.

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    Sweet! I'll add you to the list now

    (btw, the link in your siggy goes to the admin log-in page of a blog called Imagination's Lullaby, rather than to your Cas Webb blog)
    Last edited by Izz; 01-03-2012 at 06:54 AM.

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    I'm in, too. (I would've signed-up sooner, but didn't want to be first. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izz View Post
    Did you want to do it for this month's chain?
    Umm, sure, I'm in. Let me know when.

    I'll have to figure out how to go about it, since I don't usually do character interviews. I have a feeling mine will get somewhat meta-fictional.
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    w00t, Aggy, defcon and Annie!

    Aggy, i'll try to let everybody know (via a post in this thread) when it's their turn. Once it's your turn you'll have two days to get your post up before it moves onto the next person.

    I've never interviewed a character before either, Annie. I think i'm gonna use Questionnaire 2 in the third link i provided in the OP. Maybe. Or else i'll just make it up as i go along

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieColleen View Post
    I'll have to figure out how to go about it, since I don't usually do character interviews. I have a feeling mine will get somewhat meta-fictional.
    And as soon as I posted that, Kim wanted to talk. Free-form, not at all meta-fictional, but from a specific point in the book (only knowing what's happened up to that point).

    ...I'll have to go through it later to make sure it makes sense to anyone but me. Add footnotes, maybe.
    Under the patronage of Murphy the Muse

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    Sweet!

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    I still might do a metafictional version...or add that onto the current one. Because metafiction is just fun. But otherwise, yeah.
    Under the patronage of Murphy the Muse

    When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
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    I'm in! I've never tried one of these and it sounds like a lot of fun. Let me know when I'm up.

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    I've added you to the list in the OP, Dianna, and i'll let you know when it's your turn

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    I'm starting to get a little bored with my story already. Need something to make me fall in love with my characters again, I think.

    This might be the ticket.

    Count me in, Izz.

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    Cool! I've updated the list

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