What is the main character of you current WiP most afraid of and why? Don’t use a previously finished work. This is all about discovering the inner motivations of your current characters – the ones you don’t know all that well yet.
I chose this question because it is the type of question I ask myself as I get to know my new characters.
For my answer, I am using Ien Montgomery, the mc in my current WiP, TRANSCEND. I don’t want to go into much detail about the story yet, but I thought I’d answer the above question in Ien’s voice. So here you go – Ien Montgomery and his fears.
There are really so many things I could be afraid of, so many things I should fear now. Mother. People. Fire. So many things.
The truth is, there is only one fear that keeps me awake a night, one that continuously makes what little flesh I have left crawl.
Oh I know, it’s cliche. But she is everything to me. Our love was the only thing keeping me sane. The only thing keeping me from…well, keeping me from things too terrible to speak of aloud.
Even as I think of her I feel my head spin and my heart break. No doubt she belongs to someone else now. Mother made sure of that, sealing my fate when she told the world that I was dead.
And now, as I breath in and out, very much alive, I think of Kiera and our future. A future that I know may never happen.
You ask what I am most afraid of – I am afraid of becoming the very thing I have always feared.
So? What do you think? I love doing these exercises!
Now it’s your turn. Go ahead and give it a try. Don’ think, just write. See what you come up with.
For more on this question, check out Abby’s post tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what she come up with.