Tag: Characters

Character Interview: Cor Claris

Character Interview: Cor Claris

If Tiberius is my favorite character from The Last Assassin, Cor is a close second. He’s basically Catessa’s nephew, and he’s so sweet and wise. ^-^ I think my favorite line of his is:

We can’t just leave them! They’re our family, not some casual friends we can leave when the going gets tough. You should never leave just because the going gets tough. When you become friends with someone it’s a promise that you’ll stick by them through thick and thin. How much more so when you make yourselves family?

He’s extremely wise for his age and he’s adorable and I just want to hug him every time he comes into the story. But anyway, on to his interview. Continue reading “Character Interview: Cor Claris”

How To Write Likable Characters

How To Write Likable Characters

I’ve decided that the key to writing likable characters is to make them complex and layered. Characters are what I – and I think most readers – connect to and come to love most in a book, so it’s important to write them well.

I will like pretty much any type of character – creepy psychopaths, classic villains, flirts, princesses, peasants, assassins, blacksmiths, con men – so long as they haven’t done anything utterly unforgivable… And so long as they’re deep and layered. Unless it’s a spoiled brat of a princess, in which case Continue reading “How To Write Likable Characters”

Character Interview: Tiberius Alister

Character Interview: Tiberius Alister

Tiberius is a character from The Last Assassin and a fairly good friend of Catessa’s. He’s a pirate, as well as quite possibly my favorite character in the whole book. I hope you enjoy his interview. Continue reading “Character Interview: Tiberius Alister”

The “Boxes” I Put My Characters In

The “Boxes” I Put My Characters In

People say it’s bad to put people in boxes, and the same applies to characters. I say that if you know they won’t fit neatly in the box it can help you get to know your character to put them in it. It can help you understand their values and flaws and strengths better. Here are the boxes I’m mostly talking about:

Harry Potter Houses: Yep. I’m a nerd. Although, not a Harry Potter nerd. I have yet to read it. (Long story short: It’s on my tablet and my tablet broke.) However, Continue reading “The “Boxes” I Put My Characters In”

Character Interview: Ismena Ivery

Character Interview: Ismena Ivery

Today’s interviewee is something of an anti-villain, but I kind of like her, and a significant portion of The King’s Paladin will probably be told from her point of view. Enjoy. :)

Ismena: *comes in and takes a seat across from the interviewer, looking quite regal with her perfect posture and flowing gown* Good morning.

Interviewer: Good morning. How are you?

Ismena: I’m doing well.

Interviwer: Excellent. Then let’s get started. *smiles* What is your name?

Ismena: Ismena Faye Ivery.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Ismena: Nineteen.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Ismena: No.

Interviewer: What is your job?

Ismena: I’m princess of Mandoria.

Interviewer: Are you an introvert or extrovert?

Ismena: Extrovert.

Interviewer: What is your favorite food?

Ismena: Cream cheese pastries.

Interviewer: What is your favorite color and why?

Ismena: Purple. It matches my eyes. But I tend to prefer darker purples.

Interviewer: What is your favorite book?

Ismena: Alander’s Adventures in Lornea. It was my favorite when I was a little girl, and now it bears a lot of sentimental value.

Interviewer: Is there a job you’d rather have than the one you have now?

Ismena: Not particularly. I don’t think I’d be good at much else.

Interviewer: Do you have any hobbies?

Ismena: I draw on occasion and I play the piano.

Interviewer: What traits do you look for in a potential husband?

Ismena: Someone clever and strategic, preferably physically attractive, and someone I can make plans with.

Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?

Ismena: Intelligence.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Ismena: Selflessness.

Interviewer: What is something you can never leave the house without?

Ismena: My cloak.

Interviewer: That was the last question. Thank you for your time.

Ismena: *stands and leaves, looking just as regal as when she came in*