Questions???

Okay...

Yesterday was a weird day... I often felt like this guy:




When I wanted to feel like this:



I spent a lot of time doing nothing, but actually got more done than I thought... except for reading. Didn't get that done. It was a cleaning day. Today is a reading/writing day.

Anyway, today's post is a questionnaire. Here's why. I'm working on my book, and there are a lot of kinks that still need working out and specifics to nail down. Even with all the book reading and movie watching I've done over the years, I'm having a hard time connecting all the elements. I have a lot of original ideas, but it's like putting together a puzzle, with no physical pieces.

So! Please copy and paste this list of questions into an email, and send it to me at pagetraveler@gmail.com.

First, think of your favorite story. It can be a book, movie, play, musical, whatever...
You got it? Okay, ready... set... GO!


1. What is the main character's personality like?

2. What kind of journey does he/she go on? Physical, emotional, mental, all of the above, or something else?

3. What is your favorite character like? (If the two are the same, leave this blank.)

4. Does this story take place here on earth, or in another world? Or both? Explain...

5. What's the bad guy like? What makes him so 'hate-able'?

6. Is there a specific theology in this story, or is religion irrelevant to the plot? Explain...

7. Are there different races? Are they all human, or not?

8. Are there animal characters? Do they speak?

9. Is there a form of magic? If so, please explain it...

10. What is it about this story that keeps you coming back, that makes it your favorite?


Thanks for your help!


Darci - The Page Traveler

P.S. For your enjoyment, here are MY answers...

Book: Belgariad and Mallorean series', by David Eddings


1. What is the main character's personality like?
Garion is sweet, and naive. Easily becomes jealous, and frustrated.

2. What kind of journey does he/she go on? Physical, emotional, mental, all of the above, or something else?
Physically, he travels the world and grows from boy to man in the process. Mentally and emotionally, he has to learn to control his emotions and the power that he has inherited.


3. What is your favorite character like? (If the two are the same, leave this blank.)
That's be either Silk, or Polgara. Silk is dishonest, a spy and a swindler. Polgara is beautiful, and powerful. She has a presence that inclines people to respect her.

4. Does this story take place here on earth, or in another world? Or both? Explain...
In another world, created by David Eddings.

5. What's the bad guy like? What makes him so 'hate-able'?
The main bad guy is probably Torak, or whoever "the other prophecy" is embodying. Traits are selfishness, greed, weakness posed as strength, pride, anger, among other things.

6. Is there a specific theology in this story, or is religion irrelevant to the plot? Explain... 
Yes. There are six gods, and one 'father' of the gods. Each god has a group of people they care for.

7. Are there different races? Are they all human, or not?
Yes, different races, but all human.

8. Are there animal characters? Do they speak?
No and no.

9. Is there a form of magic? If so, please explain it...
Yes. They refer to it as 'The Will and The Word". One builds his Will up inside himself, focus it on a task, speaks a word (it can be any word, it's just acting as the trigger) and the power of the will performs the task. It takes just as much strength to do it this way as it would to do it physically.

10. What is it about this story that keeps you coming back, that makes it your favorite?
I think it's probably the characters. They are very real, and modern in that they are sarcastic and cynical. But at the same time they are completely loyal to each other. 
But along with that, I love the detail that is put into the story, without it being too long-winded. It's an easy read, and still rich in specifics.

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