Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Warm Fuzzies: Week 3- Poor Poor Characters

This week on Warm Fuzzies brought to you by the luverly Juliana Brandt, we are talking about how lucky we are to be writers and not our characters. Sure they often walk away with this new appreciation for life, love and happiness but the CRAP they have to go through. Come on! Are we sick and sadistic or what?!

These are the rules for week 3 in Juliana's words:
This week, take a moment to look at the trouble you get your MC into. How do you kick them while they’re down? Without revealing too many secrets about your WIP- take us through your MC’s arch.
The challenge for this week is to visit as many blogs as you can and based on their exert/summary, come up with a title for their WIP. Your title can be funny or serious, whatever you’d like. The best title will win one of my hand-made journals.

It's not to late to be a part of it, just click on the Warm Fuzzies button above to get started:)

As for my character and the you-know-what I put her through....
-She is born into a society where time travel is as common as flying in an airplane. Cool right? Except when people travel back in time and change things (namely the government who's all about changing the past to make a Utopian future) she is the only one who remembers the way things were before the change.
-Not only that but when these Ripples in time occur they make her all kinds of sick and they alter long time friends and loved ones personalities or make it as if they don't exist at all.
-Her world is blown up, killing everyone she ever loved.
-She discovers she can travel through time on her own but can't navigate too well in the beginning so has some pretty bad spills. Lucky for her she heals fast.
-She keeps running into a totally hot guy when she travels through time but for some reason he doesn't want to have anything to do with her
-She's attacked by wolves
-Thrown into a mental hospital
...and all that is just in the beginning.
I guess the saying we hurt the ones we love the most can apply here. Because I love my protag like she's my best bud. So I'll say it again. We are some sick sadistic people us writers.

What about you, do you put your main character through the crapper only to have them better for it in the end?

(This is for Juliana's eyes) +20 points:)


Jaye Robin Brown said...

Yes - torture and fiction are a happy cocktail. Torture and real life - pretty much jail time. I'll work it out in story :0)

Cassie Mae said...

Title: Next Time, I'm Using the Delorean

Your book sounds so cool! I'm so into time traveling :)

Cortney Pearson said...

Ooo! I'm drooling over your story! I'd totally read it! And what about:

Ripples in Time?

Loree Huebner said...

Oh of course! That's what makes a good story.

Fun post.

Angela Cothran said...

Your story sounds so amazing. Time travel, wolves, and a mental hospital. You can't get to much more rockin' than that!

I think of the worst thing I can do to my characters and then do that g to them. I prefer to think of myself as helping them and not torturing them :)

Emily R. King said...

I love putting my MC through hell so he'll grow and learn. Isn't that true of life? *wink* I know it is for me!

Kate Larkindale said...

Sounds super exciting!

For a title, how about 'The Time of My Life'?

Unknown said...

Ugh! And I thought my time-traveling teen had it rough!

Title: Travels in Time

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Your poor MC!!!! hehehe

Yeah I do all sorts of nasty things to my characters too. It's so good they can't turn the tables ;)

Juliana L. Brandt said...

Ugh,this really makes me want to get my hands on your WIP!

I'm going with the title: Rippler :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a plot!

I'm going with Time travel is mental.

Rachel Frost said...

Yay, someone who appears to be even meaner than me... ;)

I'd call it "Time's Child" or something of the like based on this.

Kim Van Sickler said...

Sounds like a real page turner. I'm proposing: Time Travel Travails of a Girl Who Never Forgets

Jennie Bennett said...

I love the premise of your book! I'm writing about time travel as well, but it's a 180 from you story. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi there deana
Thnks so much for stopping by my blog and for your very kind words. Ahhh bless you well like you say once you've finished editing I'm sure you will get some house work done. Love your blog hun. I'll be back.
Hugs eve xx

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Your book sounds fantastic! I totally want to read it!

Title... hmm..

A Ripple In Time

The Ripple Effect

Time After Time

Patricia JL said...

Sounds like a bumpy ride for your MC.
I'd call it "A Bumpy Time"

Jenny S. Morris said...

I am salavating at the thought of reading this. I'm not the best with titles. Alone in Time???

Peggy Eddleman said...

Wow! That's some great CRAP you put your MC through! I figure the only way to really make your mc better in the end is to put them through the crapper, so yes. :)

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