Thursday, November 3, 2011

ALTERED Character Interview


One of my favorite writing exercises is the character interview.  So when I read this week's topic, I was insanely excited. And since I couldn't pick just one character from ALTERED to interview, I decided to pick two and have one interview the other. 

Nick & Cas are two of the four boys from ALTERED. They're very much a family, albeit a dysfunctional one. 


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Nick: (peruses list of questions, eyes moderator) This seems like a massive waste of time.

Cas: (smirks, turns to moderator) He has trouble reading. Just give him a minute.

Nick: (scowls at Cas, clears throat) What do you like to do with your time? Besides annoy the hell out of me.

Moderator: Please stick to what’s written on the paper, Nicholas.

Cas: (laughs) Like any growing boy, I like to eat. Chocolate. Cookies. Marshmallows. Doritos. I like to BBQ. Anything is better BBQ’d. You know what I mean?

Nick: Who is most important in your life? (snorts)

Cas: Hmm. Let me see. I would have to say Sweet Baby Jesus. And his dad, for giving me these guns. (flexes biceps)

Nick: That's your answer? Jesus?

Cas: (spreads out arms) Who else am I going to say? You?

Nick: Sam? Anna?

Cas: Well, duh. Anna, yeah. She makes me cookies. And Sam was the obvious answer. I don’t want to disappoint the readers with the obvious answer.

Nick: That’s assuming anyone even reads this shit.

Cas: Next question, babe. (snaps fingers)

Nick: (grumbles) Boxers or briefs?

Cas: Commando.

Nick: Dog or cat?

Cas: Cat. I like kitties. I’d name mine Mr. Fluffy Snuggles. If I had one.

Nick: Jacob or Edward?

Cas: Pfffttt. Emmett. Dude’s got a badass Jeep.  

Nick: Pancakes or French toast?

Cas: Can’t pick between the two. Next.

Nick: Where do you see yourself in five years?

Cas: On a white sandy beach. Hopefully annoying the hell out of you.

Nick: You’re such a fuc—

Moderator: Nicholas, if you could please refrain---

Nick: (throws list of questions) I’m not doing this.

Cas: (watches Nick leave room) Come on! We were on a roll!

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Jennifer Rush is the author of ALTERED coming Fall 2012 from Little, Brown. Check out her blog for news and updates. 

8 comments:

  1. BWAHAHAHAHAHA...why is next fall so far away? Loved this!

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  2. Seriously, I choked on my chocolate chip muffin laughing... Already in love with their makeshift family dynamic! I can't wait to get to know them better! <3

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  3. LOL, they both sound like great characters :-)

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  4. OMG I must read this book now. Hilarious! I can't wait!

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  5. *dies laughing* These boys crack me up so much! Phrases like "Sweet Baby Jesus" (instead of simply baby Jesus) and "Mr. Fluffy Snuggles" especially made me giggle. :P

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  6. Erica --- You know I'll hook you up, guuurrrl.

    P --- I love that you choked on your chocolate chip muffin. That makes me a happy writer. I am also glad you survived.

    Petra --- Thanks!

    Kristen --- Yay! Thanks! I can't wait to share it with people.

    Heather --- Cas is definitely the entertainment. I don't mind writing him at all!

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  7. yessssssssssss. i love them already.

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  8. Hahaha! OMG I love both of these boys already! I NEED this book in my life NOW!

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