Thursday, 23 June 2011

Meet James - 20 Questions

I wish to apologise again for my useless blogging schedule.  Internet problems...  Today will hopefully make up for it.

I have taken the plunge: I am interviewing my character.  Only, I am not doing it alone.  My dear friend Misha and I are interviewing each other's characters.  With some very interesting results.  That way we get a new view on what they are thinking.  You can see her interview with my character, Mia, on her blog My First Book.  Without further ado, please welcome James to our inner circle!

Hi James.  Welcome to I Need To Write.  I am going to start off by asking you some general questions.  Later we will get to the really meaty stuff.

How old are you?
I'm sixteen. Turning Seventeen next spring.

Where were you born?
In the family funded hospital in my home town. My father wouldn't settle for less than the best when it came to the birth of his children.

Do you like animals?
I guess I'm all right with them. My parents aren't really pet-people and I spend a lot of time at Grayston, so I never got to have any pets.

What is your favourite pastime?
*grins* Girls.

If you could take a holiday anywhere, where would you go?
I'd prefer to stay at Grayston. Rather than having to put up with my parents fawning over St. Ward the Wonderful. In fact, that's what I usually do.

Who is your best friend?  Be honest.
Ward. He came to live with us when we were five. So he's the closest I have to a brother. If I wanted a brother...

What really gets on your nerves?
The thought that I might be becoming more like my parents.

Have you ever wished anyone dead?
Yes, myself.

Have you ever been in love?
*laughs* when I was eight, I swore I'd marry Claire Hughes. But then she grew into a force of nature and I decided to spread myself around a little. *winks*.  Now I don't take the love thing that seriously.  What is love, anyway?

What would you rather have: a house or a car?
Definitely a car. I was hoping for a car for a while though. My parents came back with Callan instead. *scowls* Not very attuned to the needs of their offspring, my parents...

Describe yourself in three words.
I stand alone.

Now for the more interesting questions.  Hang on to your hat!

What is up with you and Ward?  I mean, seriously.  You tend to be an asshole.
*narrows eyes* You don't know me. Don't make judgements.

Am I supposed to be scared?
Am I supposed to answer?

It is no wonder Callan doesn't trust you.  I wouldn't.
*Sighs* Really. That's the best you've got? Callan is an inconvenience to me. I'm dragging my ass after her because the idiot got herself kidnapped. Right now I'm not exactly bothered with whether or not she trusts me.

Yeah, I guess.  But no-one forced you to go after her.  So why did you go?
None of your business. Any other questions?

Man, you are touchy.  Let’s try something else… 
*nods* OK.

Do you expect to have trouble when you get back to the "real" world?
Probably. Skipping school without permission can lead to anything from detention to expulsion.

But if you managed to save Callan, won’t you be a hero?
Who knows? Right now I can't even find her.

She is lucky to have someone like you.
It's my fault she ended up kidnapped.

Do you blame yourself?

Did you try to stop it?
No. I wasn't there at the time.

Then I guess we will have to wait and see why you blame yourself.  Thanks for the chat, James.

Please feel free to visit Misha's blog to check out her interview with my character, Mia.  Misha will be doing this more often, so if you have a character that you would like to get to know a bit better, or if you have some nice questions to ask one of her characters, go over there and introduce yourself.  Good hunting!


  1. Thanks so much for letting James Hijack your blog today! He's been waiting for a chance to grab the limelight...


  2. oooh James you sound very serious! Can't wait to hear more about you in Doorways!

    Great interview! :)

  3. Ah, James. Very nice little interview with him. How I adore that jerk.