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Starting Date: Monday April 11, 2011
Open to all forum members, even after it starts!

I thought I would put this out there and try and get a chain, even a mini-chain, going this month to avoid another break. The format is, of course, shamelessly stolen from those who have gone before. As always, the goal is to be creative, have fun and discover new blogs.

This month's prompt: The Character Interview

As with last month, this will be two parts. Part one is optional: describe one of your characters in 50 words or less. Part two is where things get fun: have that character interview you! Using whatever format you like (Q&A, prose), make a little interview with your character as the interviewer and yourself as the subject. There's no word limit, but do try and keep it under 1k for your fellow chain members' sanity. Read and comment on other participants' posts if you possibly can--they'll be doing the same for you!

You have two days to complete your post. When you are finished, please post a link to your post on the thread so I can let the next person in line know that their turn is up. If you signed up but find yourself unable to participate, please PM me or post in the thread. If you fail to post on your blog and on the thread within two days, I'll bump you down to the end of the line on the third day.

Please include a list of all participants' blogs in your blog post, and keep in mind we're not starting until Monday to give people time to sign up.

The participants so far:

orion_mk3 - http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to this month's post)
Yoghurtelf - http://thefarseas.blogspot.com (link to this month's post)
COchick - http://joannchaney.blogspot.com (link to this month's post)
Steam&Ink - http://steamandink.blogspot.com (link to this month's post)
xcomplex - http://www.arielemerald.blogspot.com (link to this month's post)
pezie - http://www.erinbrambilla.com (link to this month's post)
aimeelaine - http://www.aimeelaine.com/blog (link to this month's post)
auburnassassin - http://clairegillian.com (link to this month's post)
Della Odell - http://dellaodell.wordpress.com (link to this month's post)
Juniper - http://www.katjuniper.com (link to this month's post)
Proach - http://desstories.blogspot.com (link to this month's post)
allmyposts - http://becomingprince.blogspot.com (link to this month's post)
jkellerford - http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com (link to this month's post)
LadyMage - http://katherinegilraine.com (link to this month's post)
dolores haze - http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
Inkstrokes - http://drlong67.wordpress.com (link to this month's post)

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I absolutely LOVE this idea!!!

Now, to pick a character. The main one? The main villain? The sister of the main one? Or The Lovable Asshat?

...ohhh, the possibilities.
 

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I know, it's a cool idea and I have no idea who's going to interview me either :p I'm thinking the lovable lady's man who hates being told what to do :D
 

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COchick, Steam&Ink, you're both added. Lots more room, especially if we are to reach the storied heights of the blogchains of old!
 

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I'm a newbie, so how does the chain work? We all do this post on Monday and then the next person comes up with the next post idea? Or is it Person A posts Monday, Person B posts Wednesday, Person C on Friday, and so on?

Either way, could I join the chain? I've only just started my blog, but I think this is a good way for me to get it going and a great way for me to think about my characters.

my blog link is: www.erinbrambilla.com
 

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I'm a newbie, so how does the chain work? We all do this post on Monday and then the next person comes up with the next post idea? Or is it Person A posts Monday, Person B posts Wednesday, Person C on Friday, and so on?
We go one at a time. Starting on Monday, each of us will have two days to write a blog entry and post a link to it in this thread. Once that person has posted, it will be the next person's turn. If two days go by without a post, the person gets booted to the end of the list and the person after them goes.

Ideally, participants read and comment on all the other posts in the chain too. But that's beyond my power to enforce :)

Either way, could I join the chain? I've only just started my blog, but I think this is a good way for me to get it going and a great way for me to think about my characters.
Sure! That's the reason I joined too. You've been added to the list along with xcomplex.
 

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Could I tentatively be added to the end of the blog chain? I have a book coming out in early May, so I have an awful lot of publicity-related work to do, but I hate to miss the blog chain. Orion - I'll PM you if it becomes obvious I won't be able to participate. Is that okay?
 

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Could I tentatively be added to the end of the blog chain? I have a book coming out in early May, so I have an awful lot of publicity-related work to do, but I hate to miss the blog chain. Orion - I'll PM you if it becomes obvious I won't be able to participate. Is that okay?
Sure. Stuff happens, I understand, but we'd love to have you if time permits!
 

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As mentioned on your blog, I'm going to post this tomorrow for my A-Z blogfest entry :) Your interview was brilliant! Good job :)
 

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Loved your interview, orion_mk3. Trying to think of a worthy comment to leave :).