What’s on my iPod : (ironically) Iris by Goo Goo Dolls.
I’ve decided that I will keep this blog up and running as a place for my crazy brained ideas. A place where I actually commune with the Muse. My other blog I’ll reserve for more professional posts. That being said, I thought that I might sit down and have a one on one with my MC and Hero of BROKEN.
~~Disclaimer~~ This is just a fun exercise to get into deep character development and see what really makes my characters tick.
So, getting my characters to cooperate was a little harder than expected, but once I finally sat them down and strapped them to a chair, I got some intriguing answers.
First up in the hot seat is Caleb…..
Cate : So, tell me a little about yourself.
Caleb : (with a smirk) I’m an angel.
Cate : Uhm, besides the obvious. Why don’t we start with simple questions like what’s your favorite color?
Caleb : (the smirk widens) Black.
Cate : That explains alot. What’s your favorite food? (Why do I feel suddenly like I should just hand him a Slam Book?)
Caleb : French Fries. And anything that can be eaten with French Fries.
Cate : Have you ever had Tater Tots?
Caleb : No, what’s that?
Cate : You’ve never had Tater Tots? You’re missing out. But on to the next simple question, or let’s get a little more complex, shall we? Favorite musicain and why.
Caleb : I could say there are too many, but I have a feeling you won’t let me get away with that.
Cate : Nope.
Caleb : (deep sigh) The first musician that really struck me and drew me into his music was Mozart. I remember hiding in the eaves of the German opera house with Az, listening to The Magic Flute and thinking this guy has raw talent, a little off, but still amazingly talented. His music moved me, and that’s saying a lot.
Cate : wow, see how ease it is to open up. So, what about recent musicians?
Caleb : There really are too many to mention.
Cate : Nice try.
Caleb : (another deep sigh) How far back am I going?
Cate : the past twenty years?
Caleb : Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Roger Waters, Madonna, and recently someone special turned me on to the Blues and Jonny Lang.
Cate : Really. So, why play the guitar? It seems like you’ve had years and years to choose any instrument you wanted? And why are you the lead singer?
Caleb : (shifts uneasily in the seat) Az would say that I like to be in the spotlight – all the time. And that’s just not true, that’s Az’s fantasy. But ever since these fools banded with me, I guess I’ve just taken the lead. So, I guess it was natural that I front the band, and since most frontmen don’t play drums, I chose to play the guitar.
Cate : What about the others? Why did they band with you, oh so long ago?
Caleb : Now, you’re asking deep questions. The Fallen tend to find those not fallen in hopes of redemption. I’m not able to provided that for my brothers, but at least, I keep their noses clean until they are redeemed.
Cate : Now for a really deep and revealing question. What was it about Sarah that caught your attention, changed your ways, and made you break a gazillion rules just to be with her.
Caleb : (doubling over with laughter) I always break the rules. there’s nothing new with that one. This time I just chose to break some new ones. And Sarah ( a deep sigh) well, she didn’t put up with my crap, for one, and second, her soul makes the most beautiful music. When she sings, it’s even more beautiful.
Cate : All right, I’m going to let you off the hook now.
I am extremely excited to post about this. This coming weekend some fabulous authors are taking the time out of their busy schedule to hold a workshop. The workshop will be held on Romance Divas, you can get there here. If you’re not already a Diva, you’ll need to join. It’s a free forum site with so much to offer. So definitely check it out! I’ll be there.
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