Hooray for the Warm Fuzzies Blogfest! Here is the prompt for week #3:
What messes do you get your MC into? How do you kick 'em while they're down? I've heard agents and conference workshop-givers say, "Always say NO to your characters." Add setbacks, keep them from reaching their goals.....until the end.
Here are a few examples of my character's mishaps, to show her character arc. And see what kind of titles you can come up with based on poor Kiana's mishaps! It can be funny, sad, scary, whatever! Choose your own TITLE for my WIP!!
Kiana is the only person in her world who doesn't have magic, so she has that fact shoved in her face everytime anyone she's around uses it. Her best friend runs away, and shortly afterward her brother gets taken in a raid, and Kiana doesn't even have magic to be able to save him. Then a jar of enchanted tears chooses her to save the world, but she can't because suddenly everyone is out to get the tears from her. She has to learn how to fight, which means getting beat up over and over, and when she finally does learn to fight, she ends up getting taken by the same dudes who took her brother. Not good situations.
Yeesh! And yeah, there's totally spoilers in that paragraph, but I doubt anyone will remember that much by the time I get it published--hopefully in the near future!!!!!!
Points-wise, I'll be tweeting this, so there's 1, and 5 for blogging! :D
Anyway--what do you think? Based on the deets, what would you title my book as?
Kick 'Em While They're Down
Warm Fuzzies Blogfest Monday, November 7, 2011
I'm a mother, a Mormon and a musician, and I squee over all things pink and sparkly. I write books about doors that shouldn't be opened and enchanted tears that shouldn't be shed. I'm the proud wife of a farmer, and we live in a dinky Idaho farm town where the chances of getting stuck in tractor-induced traffic jams are highly likely. I believe anything can be made better with a good attitude and maybe a book packed away for those just-in-case times.