I was once a reporter for the Business/Science section of Weber State University newspaper. However, I have only done character interviews during pre-nano prep month, October, and those interviews are very short. The characters don't stand out or show their personalities at all and I hated doing those exercises.
So, why did I sign up for the blogfest? 1. I forgot all that information. 2. Blogfests are awesome. 3. I learned a little how to show character personality by pretending to take part in online chats as my characters so it may go better this time.
Here it is.
The Character Interview Blogfest
Host: Sangu @ Echoes of a Wayward Mind
Rules: "Pick any one of your characters, and interview them. Then post that interview on your blog." and "Try to limit your interviews to about 500-700 words."
Check out the link to go see the other entries. Trust me, there will be some great ones for sure.
My Character: Lucas, near the beginning of the book not long after becoming a demon.
He's the one I wrote for the chat, so I figure it will be easier to do an interview with him about what his new life is like as a demon. That and it won't really spoil any plots or novel endings. He's also one of two main characters for the novel. And yes, despite some people's views that this could be contradictory, but he's a nice demon.
DE (that's me): Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to answer a few questions. *I prepare my notepad and make sure the tape recorder is working cause that's how I roll*
Lucas: Huh? oh, yeah. Umm, sure. Not like I had anything better to do. *He pauses and a look of concern flashes in his eyes* I mean for real. I don't do much these days, so this does give me something to do that doesn't involve fights or any other demon activity.
DE: Wow. That would be a good spot to start but we should probably start simple. What's your name?
Lucas: Well, my name is Lucas... um, something. Wow. I'm already forgetting my last name from when I was a regular human.
DE: Odd. Do you remember much from your human days?
Lucas: *ponders while crossing his ankles and then uncrossing them again* Some. Nothing big really. I remember the last few days the most but everything else has started to fade. There wasn't much great, so it's not that bad forgetting everything.
DE: *scribble notes. Considers asking about parents but need to get to the demon stuff, must move forward* Okay. What was dying like?
Lucas: It was sudden. I didn't even notice it really.
DE: What happened?
Lucas: Well, it was weird. I was walking home from church because my stepdad forced me to go that morning even though I would have preferred sleeping in. Kind of wish I hadn't gone really. Then I heard a loud noise and blackness. What seemed like a minute later, I was standing up and a friend was coming over to me. He said it had been days and told me I was dead. I didn't believe him at first.
DE: I imagine it would be hard news to take, dying. And now you're a demon? Right?
Lucas: Yep. *he laughs and shakes his head* I never believed in demons, angels or God and now I'm a (bleep) demon. It's crazy.
DE: What's life like as a demon?
DE: Cold? What do you mean by that?
Lucas: I mean I'm cold. They sent me to Detroit of all places where it's (bleep) freezing all the damn time. As a human I lived in Southern California. I thought it would be all fire and brimstone, but no... I get gray city with below zero winters. Guess that counts as hell though since I sure as (bleep) don't enjoy it.
DE: Guess that could make sense. What does a demon do? Do you have a job?
Lucas: Ugh. *he looks away, starting to pick at the seat of his chair* From what I can tell, though I'm still learning about all this crap, there are different things a demon can do. I work in message delivery and sometimes handle dirty work surrounding those messages but not often. Most the details are not to be shared with humans or anyone other than those specified. That's my only real job at the moment though I might need something so I can get a place to live. Staying on another demon's couch kinda sucks.
DE: I'm sure you have much to do, so I'll skip ahead to a question I'm sure many people would be wondering, since you're a demon. Have you ever met Satan, the devil, and if so what's he like?
Lucas: I haven't met Satan, I haven't met God. Wish I could tell you something cool, I really do but I know nothing for this question. Maybe one day I'll meet someone important but right now I just get to meet lesser demons.
DE: No worries. Thank you so much for taking the time and answering my questions.
Lucas: Eh. It's no big deal.
DE: You're so nice for a demon. How is that possible?
Lucas: *smiles and shrugs*