I'm Hearing Voices---Gaaah!!!

Hooray for this awesome blogfest!!! The prompt for today is:

CHARACTERS ON THE COUCH

I'd like to introduce you all to Todd Dawes, best friend of the MC in my WIP Phobic.

Me:  Can you tell us what your biggest vulnerability is?

Todd: You think I'm just gonna spill to you because I'm on a couch and you have a clipboard?

Me: Please.

Todd: I'm stupid, okay? As in not-smart. I barely got the grades to make the football team. Now that the guys all accept me for being a badass, I'm afraid of people finding out that's all there is to me.

Me: So that's what people believe about you, but it's false? You're not really a badass?

Todd: People believe I'm tough. Piper's the only one who sees the real me.

Me: What would Piper say is your fatal flaw?

Todd: My pride is a flaw, though I don't know how fatal it is. You act like we're in the middle of a horror movie or something.

Me: Piper does live in a haunted house.

Todd: True.

Me:  And what about redeeming qualities? There must be something she likes about you.

Todd: I'm always protecting her from bullies and stuff. I care about other people, and that redeems my pride.

Me: What do you want most? And what are you willing to do to get it?

Todd: I lived through grade school being tormented for being stupid--it's not my fault I was born dead for eight minutes, okay?--and I won't do it anymore. I want to be one of the guys, and if that means doing stuff with them, without Piper, then I guess I'll have to.

Me: Now don't you feel better getting all that off your chest?

Todd: I am a badass, after all.

Check out Cassie's blog and/or Angie's blog for the other entrants! I'm excited to see everyone's characters in therapy!!! :D

22 comments

Dianne Gardner said...

Todd's not so bad but he probably should spend more time with Piper!! Nice interview!

Emily R. King said...

Great arrogance in his voice. He's totally believable!

Jenny S. Morris said...

Love the name Piper. And Todd sounds like such an interesting character!! Also I love your blog design. SO cute.

Cassie Mae said...

I wanna hang out with this guy! Great job Cortney. You nailed some serious voice!

Tara Tyler said...

I bet todd is a perfect compliment to piper and she helps him in the end. poor tough guy!
great voice!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Oh, I love a sweet jerk tough guy. Well done!

Jack said...

Take two! I think my first comment evaporated into little 1's and 0's all over the internet! :)

Great interview! I like the fact he's confident in himself with a touch of vulnerability! Awesome job, Cortney! :D

Morgan said...

Cort, I adore you. Soooo much. And I jump on anything you write, whether it's your novels, blog posts, or fun interviews. *huge hugs* So glad I know you. :D

Angela Cothran said...

Cortney--Love Todd's voice :) I love a secretly sensitive bad boy! Well done :)

Leigh Covington said...

So sad. Yeah - totally bummed that he has to do things without Piper (who's name I love, btw) but gosh - that's high school for you, isn't it? So true! So hard. He sounds awesome. I'm totally hooked on your character and the story. Great job.

Carol Kilgore said...

Spoken like a true hero. And like the others, I love Piper's name :)

Melodie Wright said...

We have a Piper up here - Piper Palin, named after the airplane. Her dad's name happens to be Todd...hmm...coincidence? ;)

Kelley said...

Nice job Cortney! I bet he's not as stupid as he thinks :)

Jeremy Bates said...

good post!

PidginPea said...

wow! I love this meme and I loved your post!! :)

By the way, your blog is just too cute. *follow!*

Ashley Nixon said...

He doesn't seem to stupid, but I bet his caring for Piper so much will hinder his wish to be 'one of the guys!'

Ruth Josse said...

Great and true voice! Loved his anwers.

Melissa Sarno said...

"it's not my fault I was born dead for eight minutes, okay?" I love that line! Great interview. Sounds like an interesting character to right :)

Hywela Lyn said...

Nice interview - his character comes through very naturally!

Jenna Cooper said...

Super interesting character! There's lots of layers in there, and I love the detail about the haunted house. Really curious about that!

Trisha said...

Todd certainly sounds tormented, to me! Poor guy.

Cortney Pearson said...

Bah, you guys! I'm so behind! Can I just give one universal woo-hoo and thanks? You're all so amazing, I truly love your feedback! It's so fun to hear what you all have to say! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading about Todd!!

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