Character Interview Blogfest

Author: Anastasia V. Pergakis // Category: ,

It has been a while since I particpated in a blogfest, at least in blogfest time. I was away from the blogosphere for a while to regroup as my brain had a total effing meltdown! (Seriously, my poor hubby didn't know what to do).

So! Character Interview Blogfest! Woot! Hosted by Sangu Mandanna. (Awesome name by the way.) Make sure you go read the other entries! The few I have read so far are great!

I had a lot of trouble writing this as ALL of my characters tried to get into the conversation. I will save that for another post, but for now, I finally got this one character to myself for a few minutes.

He was not originally going to play a major role in "The Faery's Tale Saga". He was meant as a passing character that would impact one of the main characters but he would not stick around to see it. Or so I thought. Lo and behold, he pushed his way into playing a huge role in Book 3, after his first appearance in Book 1. Which is GREAT! So anyway, here for the first time is Chakor Sonrin. (Seriously, this is my first time digging into his brain too!)

Me: Chakor! So wonderful to have you all to myself for a few minutes.

Chakor: Yes. It is crowded in here sometimes. You manage it well.

Me: Why thank you! Let's start off with some easy questions shall we? What do you look like?

Chakor: Oh, I'm ruggedly handsome of course. *wink*

Me: Umm, that really doesn't help me at all. *looks him up and down* Black eyes, black hair, tanned skin, jagged edged butterfly wings, and horns. Ahh, you are from Lizak originally then yes?

Chakor: *nods* I was an Earl there at one point. I gave it up though when I no longer wished to be part of the greed and evil in that place.

Me: And now you are the leader of a group of faeries that travel about?

Chakor: Yes. Most of them were faeries like me, that for one reason or another left home to escape something. Persecution, torment, sad memories... *shrug*

Me: Oh so you started this group then?

Chakor: *chuckles* Oh Gods no. It was there long before I was. I became leader because I was voted into the position. When they found out I was once an Earl, apparantly that was enough 'experience' to lead. *shrug* So I was nominated and voted in to the position.

Me: And then you met Letarri.

Chakor: *smiles* Yes.

Me: I'll be honest, when I first started writing this, Letarri was meant to be with Etharas.

Chakor: *smile vanishes and replaced with a snarl* Him? That's dispicable.

Me: Well, she was going to change him for the better.

Chakor: *laughs* You should know better than that! You're united, or married as you call it, yes?

Me: Well, yes.

Chakor: Then you should know that you can't change a person or any other being for that matter. They have to change on their own.

Me: *smiles* Yes, of course. He does get better though. Just for different reasons now.

Chakor: *beams with pride* It's because he doesn't get the girl as your people say?

Me: *chuckles* Yes. You could say that. So, you still haven't told me how exactly you are going to play the huge role in Book 3. I mean, you can't just show up and help Farien with the war - you have to have a solid reason.

Chakor: Letarri isn't enough of a reason to help her brother then wait for her return?

Me: Umm...well yes, but I mean -- do you love her?

Chakor: ...

Me: Uhh, okay. I'll ask something else. What was it about her that caused you to become a stronger character in this story?

Chakor: I have to pick just one thing? *sigh* Well, at first it was her naivete. I can't lie and say I was not attracted to her physically right from the beginning. It quickly became obvious that she was not wise in the ways of males. *chuckle* Then it was her strength of will. Naive though she may be, she is not stupid by any means. She knows when to stand her ground - and when to walk away.

Me: I'm sure it didn't hurt your ego any that she walked away and straight into your arms right?

Chakor: *smile* Of course not. You should have seen the look on your face too! When that scene came pouring out, *chuckle*, and how she just walked away from Etharas and straight back to me!

Me: Well it was a bit of a shock. I may be the writer, but it's your story. Like I said, I thought she would be with Etharas.

Chakor: *hisses* She deserves better than him. He may change as you say, but right now I have no respect for him.

Me: Is that only because of his relationship to Letarri or...?

Chakor: Or. Look at that character sketch you have of him again. Anyone who drinks that much - putting those around him in danger - is not worth anything in my book. Anyone who thinks they can control others, especially Letarri, is lower than the dirt under my boot.

Me: Well! Tell me how you really feel! So, you steal her heart away and then go help her brother. What prompted you to help her brother instead of just waiting for her to return?

Chakor: *shrug* I wanted to see her again. Met her brother, a strong sensible sort of faery trying to care for his family and his kingdom. I wanted to help him - and not to gain his good side to have a chance to court his sister either. Sure, that's a nice perk, but I know what it's like to struggle with leading a country or a group. Farien is a great leader and I only wished to help ease him of his heavy burden.

Me: We will flesh out more details later on that Chakor. It was so nice to get to talk to you for a few peaceful moments but I'm sure you can hear the others in the background screaming for attention too.

Chakor: Yes. They have had your attention for so long. You'd think they would let me have more than just a few minutes with you! But alas, I suppose not.

Me: Don't worry. I'll make sure to set aside more one on one time with you when I get to Book 3.

Chakor: I look forward to it. *smiles and winks*

Oh! I'm so excited about this new twist! I can't wait to learn more about Chakor! Going to be so much fun! This was a great blogfest - and perfect timing too! *goes to save a copy of this interview for future reference*

15 Responses to "Character Interview Blogfest"

stu Says :
June 15, 2010 at 6:37 AM

It seems like you learned a lot about your character's motivations here.

Sangu Says :
June 15, 2010 at 9:54 AM

I love how real this felt! It honestly felt like an interview you read in a magazine or watch on the news - totally professional, and you seem to have learned so much from it!

Thanks for participating! It was a pleasure to read this :)

Kris & Kels Says :
June 15, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Isn't it weird how scenes never go as you plan? How we aren't really in control, even with the pen in hand? I love writing :) And I loved your interview. It made me smile.

<3 Kelsey Leigh

elizabeth mueller Says :
June 15, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Hi! Great interview! I bet it really was interesting for new things to unfold before your very eyes!!

I shoulda used your entire interview questionnaire, hu? :( Next time! I'll slowly post it bit by bit--it is quite epic!!! ;)

Have a great week! :D

Amalia T. Says :
June 15, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Very interesting to see how things are evolving for your story through this interview! It was nice to meet Chakor :)

Suzie Says :
June 15, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Great interview! I love the telling of other conflicts in the story!

One of my favorite reasons for doing interviews on my characters is learning all the new things extra plot twists or points being a major plus!

I can imagine your super excited!

Rigel Says :
June 15, 2010 at 2:07 PM

I really enjoyed reading your interview, and I agree with Sangu that it was good quality writing! It's cool that you learned something out of it. :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh Says :
June 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Sounds like a really intricate series of books.

RaShelle Says :
June 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM

This was awesome! And I say awesome because I had a similar experience. I love it when our character tell us how they really feel. LOL

Kristie Cook Says :
June 15, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Loved the part about seeing your face when that scene took a twist. I know I've had the same face and my characters had the same laugh. I'm off to check out and save your epic questionnaire.

Dawn Embers Says :
June 15, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Well done. You write all of your characters well in interviews and chats. Is Letarri the one you had in the chat, that talked to Lucas? Or am I thinking of someone else?

Either way. Chakor sounds interesting and will add well with the stories. It's definitely a good interview to save for later use.

Anonymous Says :
June 16, 2010 at 8:23 AM

What a fun interview and a great discovery about letting your characters dictate their own story to you!

Anthony J Langford Says :
June 16, 2010 at 9:40 PM

hahah you are completly insane!

in a good way of course..

very imaginative.. and great interview!

glad yr back on track.. from yr tone, youd never know it..and like the new format too...


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