Monday, February 6, 2012

Character Blogfest!

Today we packed everyone in the van and took a road trip to Indianapolis.  Not the most scenic drive in the country but at least it was a bright sunny day and there wasn't much traffic.  Unfortunately this made my post for the beginning of the Character Blogfest hosted by Cassie Mae at Reading Writing and Lovin It and Angela Cothran at Live to Write...Edit When Necessary slightly late.

The prompt for today is: 

Characters on the couch:
Have one of your characters answer the following questions:

  1. What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret?
  2. What do people believe about you that is false?
  3. What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw? Why?
  4. What would the same best friend say is your redeeming quality? Why?
  5. What do you want the most? What will you do to get it?
Today I'm introducing you to Nakyte Sunaya.

Me:  Good evening Nakyte, sorry for the late hour of this interview.  Our readers would like to know, what is your biggest vulnerability? and is this a secret?  

Nakyte:  I hate to admit this, but I guess confidence in my own abilities.  I try my best to hide it.  My father has trusted me to a mission that I'm not certain I can carry out.  In order to be successful in gaining the trust of the Kyerden's and helping our people, I need to make them believe in me...which means I need to believe in myself.  

Me:  What do people believe about you that is false?

Nakyte:  Well, they think I know what I'm doing! Other than that, I've had to pretend I'm someone I'm not.  If the Kyerden's knew I was the daughter of the King Sunaya, they would have my head.  They would believe all the lies that have been told about me and not see who I really am.

Me:  Wow, I guess that puts you under a lot of pressure.  

Nakyte:  Yes it does.

Me:  What about your friends?  What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw? and Why?

Nakyte:  Hmmm, I guess two things, I'm stubborn and I trust people too easily.  Those two qualities always get me into trouble.  I'm always taken by surprise when someone betrays my trust.  

Me:  So tell me then, what would that same friend say is your redeeming quality? and Why?  

Nakyte: I'm loyal.  I will do anything to protect the people who return this loyalty. 

Me:  Okay the last question, what do you want the most? and what will you do to get it?

Nakyte:  Wow that's a big one.  Being the daughter of the King, more than anything I want my people to be safe and live without fear for their lives.  Right now my biggest priority is to foster peace between our nations.  But I know there are many people secretly working against me.  They want to keep us all vulnerable until they gain enough power to take over.  I will do anything to protect my people.  

Me:  That's all the time we have today.  Nakyte, thank you for joining us and good luck on your mission.

Thanks everyone for stopping by!



  1. she's a good little leader! admirable!
    and great voice =)

  2. Oh, poor Nakyte, how terrible to be in that position and not have any idea what to really do. I hope some guidance comes along.

  3. Kathy--I LOVE Nakyte's answer to question #1. I love the idea of confidence as a vulnerability :) Her voice really shines here. Great job!

  4. Your interview had a lot more context than mine. I like those little touches, like wishing her luck and apologizing for the hour.

  5. Oh, I enjoyed this one. Just the context alone has me interested.

    I'm also from the campaign too, so this is a double whammy for me! Nice to meet you!

  6. She is really an amazing character. Very well done.

  7. Fun interview - I'm not doing the blogfest, but I'm really enjoying these posts!

  8. I love that she's loyal to her people, like she serves them instead of the other way around.

  9. What a sympathetic character! I enjoyed this interview and am intrigued to know more about Nykyte.

  10. What a great leader. And great voice for her. So sweet yet strong. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I enjoyed reading the strength in this character. Great job. I love strong characters.