Saturday, May 7, 2016


Beautiful People is for writers. Every month, Cait and Sky post a list of ten questions for you to answer about your characters. It’s designed to help you get to know your characters – their quirks, their personality, their flaws, and who they are. You can satiate your curiosity about this feature: HERE. Please join us!
This month I am going to take a break from psychoanalyzing Saffron from Hidden Magic and introduce you to Abastian Neff. He is a twelve year old from an old mauscript I wrote after I graduated from college the first time and was unsuccessfully looking for a job. I am reworking it from an Adult Fantasy into MG. He is the MC's best friend.

1. How often do they smile? Would they smile at a stranger?
They smile a lot, but not at strangers because they are from a huge city, the Great Land's only city, where it is not wise to smile at strangers.

2. What is the cruelest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?
That he smelled like grandsnitter drool. He walked away.

3. What is the kindest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?
That they have a remarkable talent for riding. He blushed.

4. What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
The neighborhood bully, Bram Brunt, twisted his baby brother's arm to snatch a bag of sweet buns. Their mother had made them to give to the shoemaker as payment for a repair. He had never heard his brother scream in pain like that before and he felt helpless and useless in protecting him.

5. What book (an actual published book) do you think your character would benefit from reading?
The Art Of War?
6. Have they ever been seriously injured? How severely? How did they react?
As punishment for coercing his roommate, Droon, into finishing their chores with magic, Abastian was made to collect all the hall's sandbug traps and take them down to empty them by tne bog. It was well after sundown, and on his way back he walked straight through a flock of mist creeps; mistaking them in the dark for low lying fog. They violently sucked out his breath, collapsing one of his lungs, and lowered his body temperature to hypothermic levels. He became quite well-known at the schoolery because of this, and liked all the attention it garnered.

7. Do they like and get along with their neighbors?
Everyone except Bram Brunt, who is also at the schoolery, and Ivor Igry another Tamer who is sly and malicious.

8. On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with?
One, definitely, he really loves people.

9. If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go?
Home to look after his mother and little brother.

10. Who was the last person they held hands with?
In a non-romantic way, the MC Tallisha. She is always pulling him away from looking at things and making them late to wherever it is they are going.

You can read a snippet: HERE.

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