Friday, June 8, 2012

TGIF: Cast Your Own Story

TGIF: Cast Your Own Story
(Hosted by GReads)

Friday Feature:

Cast Your Own Story: If you could use existing characters from some of your favorite books to create a new story, who would be in it?

I dream of being a writer.  I probably dream more of hanging out with famous authors and being the cool kid in class, but writing my own book would be a close second.  I'd like to write something thrilling and fast paced, but hilarious and full of misfits.  Or a space opera.  Maybe a steampunk crime novel?  Ooh!  How about a contemporary romantic comedy?  Perhaps I should first nail down one genre.  Anyways, I'm a big fan of the underdog, the outsider.  There's just something about the unexpected character doing extraordinary things.

So in my as yet to be determined romantic, adventure, space opera, crime novel, I'd cast the following characters to fill the pages because I loved them oh-so-much the first time around:

1)  The Hero - Ron Weasley, today is your day to live in the spotlight.  No more following the chosen one around.  You get to save the world from the alien mob.  Of course, you're still a bit of a coward, maybe a little clumsy, and terrible awkward in social situations, but we'll be rooting for you until the end.

2) The Villain - The Queen of Hearts from Alice In Wonderland would make an excellent, true villain.  I want an adversary with a little personality.  She must be spunky and vicious, but dealing with her own problems.  Perhaps the villain that's not really the villain.  Hmm.  I think I can imagine the Queen of Hearts in space.

3) The Spunky Sidekick - I think I need two spunky sidekicks for this story.  Really, I just don't want to have to choose.  I know that Isaac from The Fault In Our Stars is blind, but he's funny and spirited.  Plus I envision following my sidekick's dialogue with the wah-wah, Debbie Downer sound from Saturday Night Live.  Then there's Sophie Mercer from Hex Hall.  She's sarcastic and always getting into trouble.  She's definitely an underdog, but she's a fighter.  Isaac and Sophie will be my tag team who usually cause more trouble than help, but come through in the end.

4) The Love Interest - I want to say Hermione, because I just can't picture Ron with anyone other than Hermione, but in an effort to write my own story, I'll go with Annabeth from the Percy Jackson series.  She's smart and firey, just like Hermione, but she's a warrior.  Ron's going to need a warrior to help him along, especially if his sidekicks are unpredictable.

Now I'm super eager for November and the start of NaNoWriMo!


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