Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #6 is “If you could be transported into one of your stories as a character, would you or would you stay as far away from it as possible?” from Sam Reese.
Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !
2) Viv Drewa
The killer in my new novel. Sorry, still in progress can’t divulge anything else.
No, I love all of my characters. Obviously, I would pick to be one of the ‘goodies’. I quite fancy being Black Bert, the captain of a group of pirates in the last of my ‘Fallyn trilogy’, ‘Fallyn and the Sea Dragons’. I intended him to be bad but he waved his cutlass at me and decided he would be a Johnny Depp character, handsome, debonair, and charismatic. I wasn’t going to argue so I let him have his way. (About his character I mean!).
4) Sam Reese
5) Neil McGowan
I’d stay well away – as a horror writer, the chances would be high that I would meet a messy, untimely end.
7) Jaro Berce
Interesting. Never thought about the main character this way. Always on the opposite: about the main character coming to a real world. Well, I think time in books and the real time are different. In books time passes too fast and I like the time to pass slowly.
You just made me laugh. Would I be a dual character, meaning would I be aware of myself and my character? Or, would I be totally unaware of myself as the author? In that case, you can’t really avoid interacting with the story. You are the character so you will act like them. On the other hand, as the architect of the original work, I think I would have the insane urge to “observe”. That’s what writers do best. However, I would have to seriously reign myself in, knowing I was a certain character. And while we’re on the topic, I guess it would really depend on what character I was. A minor character? More doable, I think. It would be hard to be the main character because you would still be thinking about your own life as reality. I have never been a great actress, and it would definitely be challenging.
9) LaRae Parry
11) Annie Edmonds
The next question is “What do you consider most important in a novel – literary value or story?” from Neil McGowan. Stay tuned with us for the next post !