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Road Trip Wednesday #71: Yes, You’re In My Book

Posted on March 16th, 2011 by Anna in Books

This Week’s Topic:
Who have you written into a book? Be honest. OR, who would you write into a book if you could? Would you portray them in a good light or a bad light? Why? What would the book be about?
 
OR, in reading a book, who have you recognized in a character? Name the book, author, character, and who you recognized. Remember, we don’t need to know their names, just their relation to you will do fine.

It could be someone that just inspired one specific trait in a character. Maybe your Main Character’s ex has a weird obsession with anime, kind of like a certain ex of yours. Or maybe the evil witch wreaking havoc on your other characters is straight-up Mrs. Hawkins, your 3rd grade math teacher. Confession time – who’s in your book?

As for me… I put some past friends in a story once when I was in college. But, I ended up not liking the story so I scraped it and moved on to something else. I’d like to think I portrayed them in a good light. They were good friends, afterall. It’s not something I would do again. I want my friends to continue being friends, and not everyone wants to be in a story, regardless of how well you portray them.  

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YA Highway is a blog (www.yahighway.com) by a group of young adult authors from all over the world! And every Wednesday YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination, from their blog, and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

But, why not do the same thing on our blog every week? I’ll post their question and you can put your answers in our comments section, or on your own blog and link back to it in our comments (and theirs too, if you’d like, because I’m sure they’d enjoy reading your answers!)

YA Highway’s Roadtrip Wednesday #59

Posted on December 22nd, 2010 by Anna in Books

YA Highway is a blog (www.yahighway.com) by a group of young adult authors from all over the world! And every Wednesday YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination, from their blog, and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

But, why not do the same thing on our blog every week? I’ll post their question and you can put your answers in our comments section, or on your own blog and link back to it in our comments (and theirs too, if you’d like, because I’m sure they’d enjoy reading your answers!) Sound cool? Awesome. So, have at it:

This Week’s Topic:
Give a book character a Christmas present!

What would you give your favourite characters for Christmas, and why? Would you give Harry Potter contact lenses? Bella Swan a copy of He’s Just Not That Into You? Or maybe a lifetime supply of cherry cola to Bianca Piper, so she always has something to throw at guys who don’t behave?

Put your answers in our comments section and let’s see what you all have to say! Just remember to also list not only the character, the gift, and why, but also the title and the author of the book! And of course, it doesn’t have to be for Christmas just because that’s the major holiday coming up. You can certainly give a Hanukkah gift if you’d prefer!

As for my response… (What? You didn’t think I would answer this as well? Well, you thought wrong! Of course I’m going to answer these questions! Why wouldn’t I?) So… as for my response…

Title: Bloody Jack

Author: L.A. Meyer

Character, Gift, & Why: I would give Jacky Faber the gift not to get caught as a young girl pretending to be a boy aboard the HMS Dolphin in 1797. I would do this just so she doesn’t have to go to the girl’s school in Boston, Massachusetts in order to learn how to be a proper lady. Because, really, who wants to be proper with fancy clothes and so many pieces of dinnerware you’re not sure what to do with it all, when you could be swinging from the rigging on a ship fighting pirates and such? And she clearly prefered adventure to being proper and ladylike.