I’m Hearing Voices is an awesome blogfest hosted by Cassie Mae at Reading, Writing, and Lovin’ it! and Angie at Live to Write…Edit when Necessary.
|Character storyboard: Vrishchik Chaturvedi|
(I have chosen the antagonist of one of the stories, I’ve been writing for a while. His name is Vrishchik Chaturvedi, and I hope you find his answers interesting.)
1. What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret?
I don’t know that I’m vulnerable. I have one secret. Well, maybe a few, but all of them stem from that one secret. And why am I telling you this anyway? Never mind. Her name is Churi, and she’s made of very good steel.
2. What do people believe about you that is false?
Well. Most people believe I like them, that I’m sweet. That I’m only a sushi sous-chef with no other interests, who has never cut through anything more remarkable than bits and pieces of seafood.
I don’t have any friends on the outside, so a best friend is out of the question. I do have a very good friend on the inside, though. Churi thinks I’m a bit of a wimp, but I don’t think she’d say it is fatal.
My ability to paint, my unrelenting powers of observation. She likes my paintings. Which is why she is always so keen to find me new canvases.
5. What do you want most? What will you do to get it?
You know, I wonder about that myself. Sometimes I feel it is my canvases, both those that have paint on them and those getting ready for the paint. I don’t have to do much to get them, though. Churi does it for me.
I always ask questions of my characters, and sometimes (most times, actually) their voices become very real. Vrishchik has been haunting me for a while, and though his story is not done yet, I already think he is a power to reckon with. Let’s see what he comes up with on Wednesday, because that is the day he takes over this blog to talk to another character in the 2nd part of the I’m Hearing Voices Blogfest!
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Thanks for the lovely comments. Hope Vrishchik's story shapes up soon!
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What a fascinating character. There is something about him that makes him seem rather attractive, like a beautifully marked but deadly snake! 🙂
Definitely can't wait for Wednesday's post! Very excited to learn more!
This sounds pretty scary. I don't think he's talking about real paintings.
Those canvases sound mysterious. I want to know more.
Oh wow! An extremely sexy, extremely evil, extremely creepy antagonist. Extraordinary. I find his answers extremely intriguing! This is remarkable!
Glad I found your blog. I am a new follower!
What an intriguing character. You always participate in some of the neatest challenges.
Damyanti–this character is fascinating! I can't tell if he is good or bad 🙂 And I love his answer about secrets! Fab job!
That's a fun exercise – and I learned a great deal about your protagonist very quickly.
I think I just fell in love with the bad dude. Wow, just awesome! Totally got into his head here and made me feel for him, though I think I'm supposed to be scared crapless. 🙂
Great vulnerability! I like him already.
I've yet to try one of these character interviews. It's probably a good exercise.
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Glad you used the antagonist. Very good character.
The first two answers to the first questions tell me enough, and I especially enjoyed the snark from number 2. Well done!
He sounds like a tough character!
Secrets are great vulnerabilities! You can introduce this in part or in whole to the reader, then unlayer it as you move forward.