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lucybrown posted this thread...
Mar. 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

This is a really fun exercise that I did on another writing website. 

First, make a list of ten of your characters, like so:
1.  Luca
2.  Arch
3.  Trace
4.  Avery
5.  Melanie
6.  Rip
7.  Koda
8. Daymont
9.  Jessie
10.  Timber
Then answer these questions:
-4 invites 3 to a dinner at their house. What happens?

-You need to stay at a friend's house for a night. Who do you choose, 1 or 6?

-4 jumps you in a dark alley. Who comes to your rescue: 10, 2, or 7?

-7 kidnaps 2 and demands something from 5 for 2's release. What is it?

-Everyone gangs up on 3. What happens?

-Everyone is invited to 2 and 10's dinner party except for 8. How do they react?

-Why is 6 afraid of 7?
-3 finds an abandoned kitten on the side of the street.  what do they do? 
-6, 8, 9, 10, are planning to rob a bank.  who is the leader and what happens?
-1 arrives late for 2 and 10's wedding. What happens and why were they late?

-6 and 1 are in mortal danger. Only one of them can survive. Does 6 save themselves or 1?

You don't have to answer all of them, and feel free to make up some of your own questions for other people to use.  I might post my answers later =)

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Ella_Rose replied...
Mar. 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I love this!
1. Audrey Quinn
2. Ella Rose
3. Chris Harrison
4. Nathaniel (Nate) Browne
5. Morgan McGreeth
6. Aaron Harper
7. Zachary Mason
8. Adam Rodowsky
9. Eli Wilson
10. Shane Mason
With all that Nate has done to Ella, either him or Chris would not walk away from the dinner.
Shane would be the first to come to the rescue. Being the kind of person he is, he wouldn't hesitate to help
Chris would definitely be the one getting ganged up on. From everything to his southern accent to his dad he's just the easiest He'd take it in and dish it back out twice as hard.
Adam would be offended if he wasnt invited to Ella and Shane's dinner party, not that they'd ever throw one but he would be offended.
Zachary is Shane's abusive father. Aaron's uncle. Since Aaron was abused by his dad, Tony Harper, its just a fear that he probably wont get over.

Chris would take in the kitten. Not that he's an animal person he just wouldnt want it to get hurt. He'd probably just give it to Ella.

They wouldn't be able to do it. All of them are to headstrong to follow one of the others. They are bestfriends but they couldnt manage to listen to eachother long enough to manage a robbery.

Audrey would be Ella's maid of honor so there'd be problems if she was late. It'd probably be life or death if she was late.

Since he's in love with Audrey, Aaron would give himself for her.

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lucybrown replied...
Mar. 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Yay, glad you like it Ella. I answered some of them.
Avery invites Trace to her house? Hm, well if it were at the beginning of the book, they'd be fine. If it was near the end, it would just be awkward. xD
Who do I choose, Luca or Rip...Wow, that's a hard one, but I guess I'll go with Luca, because he's around my age and I think he'd be easier to talk to.
I get jumped- uh, Arch would probably come to my rescue. Maybe he'd bring Timber along with him. (Timber's a dog)
Everyone gangs up on Trace. lol, that would be hilarious. He would get so mad and stomp off to his room. Either that or yell at everyone.
Everyone is invited to Arch and Timber's dinner party except for Daymont. Well, first question I have is why in the world Arch and a dog would be hosting a dinner party. But anyway, Daymont probably would not really care. He doesn't want to hang out with a bunch of kids anyway. He's much more comfortable making battle strategies and watching tv.
Why is Rip afraid of Koda? Well, I don't really know. Maybe because Koda uses too many big words and nobody can understand what he's saying!
If Trace found a cat on the street, he wouldn't do anything. He gets really annoyed by animals.
A plan to rob a bank. Obviously Daymont would be the leader and I feel like Timber and Jessie would ruin everything. Not really on purpose or anything, but I think Jessie has a real tendency to get distracted especially by dogs.
Luca arrives late for Arch and Timber's wedding. oh my gosh, why is Arch getting married to a dog!!! This is so weird. lol. But anyway, Luca is probably late because he may have had to fight off some people on the way there or had slept in.

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lucybrown replied...
Apr. 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Wow, it's been more than a month since I posted this....anybody else want to try?

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Raven15 replied...
Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I'll try.....
1. Taylor
2. James
3. Luke
4. Daron
5. Mindy
6. Alice
7. Taylor's dad
8. James' dad
9. Mike
10. Aiden
Dinner...awkward silence, then they get into a fight and then Taylor would get really mad.
Spending the night....Alice because she's less volitile and more relaxed than Taylor
Jumping...ten or two depending on who's closest. Aieden (ten) becuase he wouldn't want his best friend to jump some girl in an alley and two because James would like the excuse to beat up Daron.
Kidnap...Wouldn't actually happen because Taylor's dad and James are sort of on the same side, but he'd demand that Mindy stop killing people and turn herself in.
Everybody gangs up on Luke James and Taylor would either be the ones protecting him or the ones beating him up.
James' dad sends a spy after them to make sure nothing bad happens.
Alice is afraid of Taylor's dad because he has BA ninja 'kill you silently' skills and could get her fired.
Luke keeps the kitten
James' dad is the leader, but the plan self-distructs because they can't work together.
James and Aiden wouldn't get married....
Alice saves Taylor before Taylor can save her because she's her best friend/

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None0 replied...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm

1. Azure
2. Zero
3. Aklita
4. Susan
5. Richard
6. Casey
7. Melissa
8. Catherine
9. Mark
10. Sidlin
- Some huge temporal paradox occurs and the world ends.
- Sidlin laughs at me. Zero stays out of it, due to his non-intervention pact. Melissa just rolls her eyes and walks away.
- I don't think Melissa would be physically capable of kidnapping Zero. And Zero probably wouldn't care anyways. But Melissa would probably ask for a galaxy to destroy.
- A huge temporal paradox occurs and the world ends.
- Sidlin would kill everyone except Azure, and Azure would have to give Sidlin a lecture before he restores everyone back to life.
- Because Melissa is mentally unstable.
- Aklita absorbs the kitten and moves on.
- Sidlin kills everyone else in the group, then proceeds to annihilate the planet the bank is on.
- Azure stays away, because Sidlin probably already destroyed the universe the wedding was on.
- Azure doesn't get into danger. And I mean he literally cannot get into danger. He's practically invincible. Casey just turns back time to before she was in mortal danger and walks away.
Yeah, my characters are all way too powerful.

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