Friday, June 24, 2011

Getting to Know your MC Blogfest

Another blogfest! This one is hosted by Elizabeth Mueller on behalf of Jeannie Campbell. Goal is to answer three questions in the persona of your main character.

If you're wondering: Brad Pitt in Kalifornia... early in his career.
So here goes: Tanner Sheppard, you're up. I'll put your ref photo over here...yes, I know, you trim the beard closer than that...

Question 1: What is your greatest fear?

When I shot my Pa, wasn’t one tear shed for the old bastard. Just a sort of relief, a “thank God he’s gone.” Don’t want that when I go. Don’t have to cry over me — a few good words’ll do. But something.

Question 2: What is your biggest accomplishment?

This (the events of the story), no question. Maybe you don’t like how I did it, but cutting a couple million people free? Touching off this fight to win our freedom? Stand by that to the bitter end.

Question 3: What is your biggest regret?

Those I turned on, back before… well, everyone knows the court didn’t make anything up when they called me a pirate and a killer. Can’t change that. Can’t fix it. If there’s more to pay for that, I’ll do it. Not going back to that life, that's not me anymore.


Tanner's co-MC of my hard science fiction WIP, Orbital Shifts. He's not the most talkative guy. Dark past. I may send him over to Jeannie Campbell's Character Therapist just to be sure I'm getting him right -- don't want to misrepresent.

Check out the other blogfesters and put the questions to your own MCs!


Andrew Rosenberg said...

Hi Tanner!
Good to see that piracy is alive and well!
Don't your life for others and they'll come to your funeral in droves...and hopefully not to curse you!
Thanks for sharing!

Gina Blechman said...

I really, REALLY like him. I like that he's tough but still has a soft side. Very interesting. Nice post.

<3 Gina Blechman

The Golden Eagle said...

It sounds like he has an interesting history!

Raquel Byrnes said...

This character grabbed me right away. Looking like Brad Pitt doesn't hurt either. :)
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I love your voice, Tanner. I'm not sure if you're proud to be accused as a pirate or killer, but I hope you get things figured out soon!

Thanks for participating! :)

Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

alexia said...

Oooh, a pirate! Awesome :) Great voice!

Christine Tyler said...

I agree with Raquel :D

Shannon Lawrence said...

Sounds like he's had hard times, a rough life, but he's finding a way to come through it and make it count for something. Interesting!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like your character - sounds like a great story!

Beth said...

I love this, not just the answers but the word choice. This was REALLY good.

Susan Kane said...

He sounds like a survivor, one who has done and will do what is needed to get through stuff. But he has that tenderness, too,. Like him.

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