Monday, April 4, 2011

C is for Characters

This might seem common for a writing blog and even too obvious but stick with me for a moment. I don't just mean any characters, this isn't about how to write them, what kinds I like to read or anything like that. When I say characters in this blog post I mean: Characters Who Blog.

Yep. Over at The Character Cafe our novel characters are the ones posting blog entries.

Everyone has very different characters. The Authors links in the sidebar show all the different authors and some of the characters that post in the blog. You should check them out because they are very fun. I enjoy reading posts from everyone's characters. Mia, J.D., Anastasia, Charlene and S.M., all are really cool. And I'm there too.

I have three different types of characters on the blog, but most fall under the same category. There is an angel and a demon who never post together even though they are from the same novel. The rest are mutants. A couple of them are teens and the rest adults, but the favorite of my fellow bloggers from the chats has always been Noah.

He is one of my favorites too. I feel bad that his novel is waiting on the YA series to take off because of the timeline between the YA mutant stories and the adult ones. He is a mutant who creates and controls electricity. Say hi to the new people, Noah.

Noah: Okay. Hi readers or um, followers. What are they called again?

Dawn: Call them whatever you want.

Noah: Hi... people. Nice to meet you all and I hope you stop by the Character Cafe. I've met some interesting characters since I first joined a chat back in 2010. They are different but all very nice. Speaking of the blog, when do I post? I haven't done one in a while.

Dawn: Oh umm. We have a new schedule so you'll be posting in one of the topics. And we are going to have some of you interview each other. I figured they would like interviewing you out of all my other characters.

Noah: JD and Anastasia have some that I wouldn't mind answering questions for though I don't know the new ones enough... but I guess I can handle it. Maybe. Who do you have posting tomorrow? Isn't it our day to post?

Dawn: Well, there is an on going discussion between Andras, Michael, Bastian and Dominic. It's their third post.

Noah: *stares* Michael, Bastian and Dominic? That doesn't sound like a good idea. I better go read it  cause umm.. that could be awkward. I should go and see what I'm going to have to put up with when they get back home. *wanders away to read the other blog post*


Don't worry. He won't be able to see any part of the conversation that is a secret he isn't supposed to know yet. Some of us still have control over the characters, for the most part. ;-)


Cheree said...

Great post. Love the character of Noah.

Sarah Allan said...

What a fun "C" entry! I love your take on it. I've given a follow back. :-)

xoxo Sarah

J. D. Brown said...

Way to go, promoting the Character Cafe! I didn't even think of that. Doh! :)

Hi Noah! *waves* See you at the cafe!

Dawn Embers said...

Cheree - Thanks. :-D Nice to see other people like the character too.

Sarah Allan - I'm glad you liked the C entry. It was fun.

J.D. - :-D hehe. I thought it was a good idea. ;-) oh and... Noah: Hi J.D. *waves* Hope to see you at the Cafe. Has been a while since we've chatted.

A Hootie Hoot said...

I just love seeing all the creative ideas people are coming up with for the A to Z Challenge! Great post!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you now!

Kris Yankee said...

Great post. I, too, posted about characters, but not like yours. I've seen characters who tweet and FB. I think that's a great way to brand the title and create an intimacy with the characters. So glad my Surprise Me button brought me to your blog!

L'Aussie said...

Yes well it was a bit of a predictable C, but you gave an unpredictable take on it Dawn.Well done you.


Not long before D is for...?

L'Aussies Travel Blog A - Z Challenge

Dawn Embers said...

A Hootie Hoot - Hi there. Thanks for stopping at my blog.

Kris Yankee- A Surprise Me button? That's cool. I'm glad it pointed you to my blog too. Welcome!

Dawn Embers said...

Denise - :-D Thanks. I do have D figured out thanks to Loralie. Should get started on that.

RosieC said...

That's a neat idea, having a place where your characters can blog. I'll have to check that out. :)

East for Green Eyes

Dawn Embers said...

RosieC - Why thank you. :-)