Let’s Talk to My Characters

Since Day 1 of the 100-4-100 is tomorrow, and I’m kind of stuck on Nakoma, I thought I should do this writer-y technique I saw on NaNoWriMo or Go Teen Writers or something like that. You put some of your characters in a room, and just let them talk. They talk about the plot, what they think, what should happen next, etc. I encourage you to do this, too!

Let’s get started.

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read past this point if you are not up-to-date with my WIP, Nakoma. There will be many spoilers. You can read it here.

*enter Nakoma, Jay, Silas, Daisy, Alec, Marian, and Falia*

ME: Welcome, everyone. I’m glad you could come. Please, take a seat. First of all, what do you think about the plot so far? Nakoma?

Nakoma: You are so cruel to me, making all of my friends and family horrible and turn against me–

Jay: What about me?

Nakoma: She’ll probably do it to you, too, with that heart of ice she has!

ME: Thank you, Nakoma. Anyone else?

Falia: I’m glad that Nakoma and I found each other, but I wish we could spend more time together.

Alec: There is not enough of me, or my leader!

ME: Noted. Next, what do you want to see going forward in the novel?

Nakoma: A happily-ever-after. I suffer too much!

Jay: The Stones…I kind of need them…

Daisy: Death! And destruction!

ME: Okay… I cannot guarantee anything, though. Falia?

Falia: I’d like us to win the war. And for Nakoma to be okay! My goodness, I forgot about Nakoma!

Nakoma: O.O

ME: Sisterly love… :P Marian, you’ve been quiet. What do you want?

Marian: Crimson Rising defeated. And all those weird, rainbow-eyed monsters gone.

ME: O.O But Nakoma’s your daughter…

Marian: I don’t care. That idiotic Cadmium almost killed Falia!

ME: Alec, what do you want to happen with CR?

Alec: I want us to rule the world, of course!

ME: And why did you put Silas and Daisy in charge–Silas! I nearly forgot you were here. Thoughts?

Silas: Nakoma is so naïve; she doesn’t know anything. I hope she dies. And I am happy ruling Hermosa.

ME: ‘Kay… Back to Alec. Why did you put Silas and Daisy in charge of Hermosa?

Alec: They are loyal. I know they would never go against me.

Daisy: *snickers* You never know what can happen…

ME: OMG. Can you say plot twist?

Nakoma: That would be crazy. I doubt it, though. I saw her fade away…

ME: You’ve all told me things you want to happen in the long run, but how about in the next chapter or so?

Nakoma: I want to get to CR.

Jay: To find out what Christelle was doing when she found me.

Silas: Avoid the war.

Daisy: You coward! I want to fight.

ME: Short term, please.

Silas: We don’t even have a POV!

ME: Point taken… Alec?

Alec: Find Nakoma and her gang and get them.


BTW, imagine the other characters don’t know what will happen… The only flaw!


Marian: Go to Crimson Rising and defeat them before Nakoma does.

Falia: Go to CR, when Nakoma gets better.

ME: Last question. Do you want people to die, and if so, who? And who do you think I will choose to kill?

Jay: Um, Crimson Rising?

ME: Okay, besides your mortal enemies.

Jay: No one! But I have a feeling you’ll kill of Falia…

Falia: O.O No! Kill… *whispers in my ear*

ME: *grins* Good idea, Falia.

Nakoma: I think I’ll die, since I’m the main character.

Alec: I don’t really care if any of my soldiers die, as long as it’s for Crimson Rising. I bet you’ll kill Roxane or Daisy.

Daisy: I’d love LOTS of deaths. > : )

ME: Well, that wraps this lovely meeting up. Again, thank you for coming. I may meet with you soon.

*everyone leaves*

I hope you enjoyed that! I sure did.

How do you like the plot so far, what do you want to happen next, and who do you think will die? Tell me in the comments below.

P.S. I’m seeing Wicked today! [Actually, I’m writing this Saturday and posting Sunday; I’m sneaky.] So excited!!!

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