13 January 2013

An Exercise in Character-Round 4

Our main characters have responded to and then re-posted this on Facebook:

If no one reads my wall, this should be a short experiment. Lol. If you read this, leave one word on how we met. Only one word! Then copy this to your wall so I can leave a word for you. Please don't add your word and not bother to copy... You'll spoil the fun!

Last time we went into people our character would either respect or have to listen to. This last one is always fun...what would their enemies say? Thinking about this is key, because as an author, you need to be able to take every side of every part of your story—not just the rosy parts and the bits that make you laugh. Understanding all of the characters in your story is important. And expanding your thought process to how they feel about one another can lead to some very fun inside jokes, plot points and perhaps even relationships—not always the good kind.

Super Secret Agent Bunnynose has many enemies. She and Agent Amphibian Queen have taken down their fair share of evil masterminds. These are just a few of the words they might leave:
Toxic Fumes
Barrel of a Loaded Gun
Church
Underground Lake
Kiss My...

They are all very upset evil masterminds, and would all take hours and hours to come up with just the right response, and of course go over the specified word count. They're also plotting ways to kill Bunnynose. Just FYI.

These are just her big enemies, people who simply don't like her because she can kick their trashes in a fight would have an entirely different set of words to say. “Ouch” may be the prominent response.

Hopefully you get my point.

Go forth! What single word description would your character's enemies use of their first meeting? Or about them? Be creative and break it down. Happy writing!

3 comments:

Taryn said...

It worried me to see Round 4--I felt late and nervous and like I was in some creepy, Alfred Hitchcock movie with orange hallways and lights that flickered!:)

Anyway--one word...hmm...maybe Faker!

Okay, I don't know, maybe I should have started at round 1!!

-Jo- said...

Always walk away from the orange hallways. Trust me. ;)

Anthony Dutson said...

Geez... I'm with Taryn. I saw Round 4 and I heard, "You are the weakest link."

I'm going to go with 'toady.' Especially since the bad guys are usually referred to as toadies. And as we all know, the bad guys are really good guys... from a certain point of view. ;)