Question About the Future (Posts)

Swedish Chef and a cooking show I forgot the name of

Swedish Chef and a cooking show I forgot the name of

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So, I’m working on future posts instead of writing.  The tooth thing is making it hard to concentrate. Now, I’m looking at December and wondering what I can do to close out the year on Tuesdays.  The teasers are getting more headache-y for Windemere and I’ll have The Spirit Well coming out around then.  An idea popped up, but it’s one that typically fails.  Figure I’ll get feedback first and make a decision.

I want to do 4 character interviews.  Two problems have come about when I try to do this:

  1. Me doing the questions and answers inevitably gets a ‘spoiler’ complaint.  That and I never know what people want to hear from these characters.  I know everything, which makes me a horrible interviewer.
  2. Making it interactive even with topic suggestions results in disaster.  Very few people comment and many will show up to make a statement instead of a question, which ruins the illusion.  Great that you like the character, but they’re kind of ‘sitting there’ waiting for a question.  It’s like meeting a celebrity and talking about how much you like them as if they aren’t standing right there.

Now, if people are interested in this then I’ll attempt it using these steps:

STEP !–  Set up a poll for last week in October to see who gets interviewed.  Top 4 win.  Poll will be stickied for a week complete with a mention of the sticky so people know that new posts are below.

STEP @–  Announce winners the following weekend.

STEP #–  Post a new character every Thursday in November with a request for questions.

STEP $–  Make the posts for the following month.

That’s the plan and it will depend a lot on if people want to see it happen.  If I don’t have enough people wanting it then it stops.  If not enough people vote in the poll then it stops.  If I don’t get enough questions (would like a max of 4) then it stops.  I’m a glutton for punishment here.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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31 Responses to Question About the Future (Posts)

  1. zombiephreak says:

    How about a conversation between the characters and the people who were their real life inspirations? 🙂

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    • Depends on who is chosen in the poll. The other issue is that I’d need to get the players/inspirations on board for that. Nimby, Nyx, and Luke are the only ones I’d definitely be able to get for this. No idea where Sari and Timoran are either.

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  2. L. Marie says:

    I’m sorry the tooth situation is so troublesome. 😦 I admire the fact that you keep working, regardless.
    Sounds like a good plan though I can see the frustration of trying to avoid spoilers.

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  3. N. N. Light says:

    If you need character interview questions, I could help. Also, what if it was a character from another author’s universe asking the questions? Maybe we could do a cross-promotion thing with one of my Princess of the Light characters. Email me and let’s chat. 😉

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  4. Whatever you decide. I like Mrs. Light’s character on character interview.

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  5. I read the comments, and the actual Lisa will volunteer for this if you like.

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  6. I have half an idea for you, what about a series of news like stories from people who witnessed something happen, either one of your heros doing something, or just something odd that might be linked to some event?

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