Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Just Like Me: Part 2

Aubrey Hansen ~ I think the somewhat alarming truth we authors eventually realize is that all of our characters are like us, in different ways.  Bits and pieces of ourselves get scattered across our stories as we subconsciously work through internal struggles and express our view of the world.  As such, I’ve come to realize in retrospect that all the main characters of my other novel Peter’s Angel contain facets of me—whether it’s how I perceive myself, how I perceive my weaknesses, or the kind of person I wish I was.

Sarah Brazytis ~ Well, there is just one book in particular that my sisters and I enjoy assigning characters from to each other…
I am Winnie-ther-Pooh! 
(“Don’t you know what ‘ther’ means?”)
I enjoy taking walks in the woods with my sister, Piglet.
“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?”
“Supposing it didn’t,” said Pooh after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this…
I also like listening to my other sister, Rabbit.
“I listened, but I had a small piece of fluff in my ear. Could you say it again, please, Rabbit?”
Rabbit never minded saying things again, so he asked where he should begin from…
Whenever we’re in a puzzle, we run to our mother, Christopher Robin.
“Hush!” said Rabbit, holding up his paw. “What does Christopher Robin think about it all? That’s the point.”
Because somehow Christopher Robin always knows what to say…
“I have been Foolish and Deluded,” said [Pooh], “and I am a Bear of No Brain at All.”
“You’re the Best Bear in All the World,” said Christopher Robin soothingly.
“Am I?” said Pooh hopefully. And then he brightened up suddenly.
“Anyhow,” he said, “it is nearly Luncheon Time.”
So he went home for it.

J. Grace Pennington ~ Probably the book character most like me would be Katharine from Stepping Heavenward.  I relate so much with her emotions and her struggles and her passionate personality.  Another option would be Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables.  I share her imagination, idealism, and passionate emotions.

Rebekah Morris ~ As soon as someone asks what character I’m the most like in a book, I know what answer to give. Sara, in my book “Gift from the Storm,” is me with the wrong name. Yep, her personality is me all over again. She was very fun and easy to write about, by the way. So, if you want to know what I’m like, read Gift from the Storm and pay attention to Sara.

Kate Willis ~ The older sister Kate in my book is me, so that’s an easy one. ;) I'm also a mixture of the rusty, big-hearted Tinman; book hungry Liesel Meminger; awkward but loyal Molly Hooper; and practical adventurer Polly Plummer. (Though I most identify with the Swedish Chef Muppet.)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I like "Stepping Heavenward" too. I haven't read the book in a long time, but I remember being able to relate to how Katharine's emotions were crazy at times. :)
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