Question of the Week: April 12th

Although it failed through last week, and I am way too tired to write response, (I’ll probably write that as a blog post soon.), I’m not going to summarize last week’s question. I am, however, going to keep posting this in hopes that someday, people will decide to start answering.

However, I was thinking about this blog recently and I realized that I generally write, not for the good, active writers, but for the new writers. Almost everything I post I aim towards heping new writers become better new writers. Or people at least my equal, who probably don’t have the answers to the exact questions I’m asking.

With that in mind, I think the question of the week has to be reevaluated to meet my audience. So here’s this week’s question:

What is the best character weakness you have come across in a book and what book?

Now, you might be sitting at your computer screen staring at me weird thinking, “Abigail, why on earth would you be asking that question? What good does this have to do with helping me write?”

Several ways actually.

1. It’s to make you analyize what you read. The only way to get better at writing is to figure out what you like (and don’t like) about a certain book and more or less put them into your writing.

2. It’s a matter of sharing. I probably haven’t read all your books have read and you haven’t read all the book that I’ve read. If we share what we have seen in stories, that might give us better ideas what to put in ours.

A general idea out there is that there is nothing original among writers. It is now you take what is unoriginal and make it original that is interesting. I’m sure that you can find something from every single book out there in my stories, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t mine still.  (If you want further clarification as to why that isn’t stealing, I can explain further.)

3. Because, in all honest, my little wordpress app is telling me that a lot of people are looking up character weaknesses via google searches. So obviously, this is a common enough question that people have that it is worth asking.

So, answers are due by Saturday night Central US time. (Which I think is -7 GMP or so.) Will credit where credit is due.

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About Abigail

I'm an elementary education major at a college in the Midwest. I might graduate as early as December '13 but more likely May '14. I write when I can. I also knit on occasion, draw, do homework and contradict teachers to make people think. :)

2 responses to “Question of the Week: April 12th”

  1. jojopant says :

    character weakness……..hmm……… to be very true, i am still a little not sure of how to answer this question, or if truly put, what this question asks……..

    But will answer best in accordance to my understanding of the question……

    To be completely honest, i never gave much thought to character personalities before reading your blog page….. because here i truly found the importance of understanding a character.
    So, like it or not, i would base my answer on your stories only……i mean from amongst your stories…..

    character weakness from all the characters i have read of in your books, it would have to be ‘Kontyo’ from your story ‘Darkness Swallows’, as I have already mentioned there as a comment to the story itself………..

    P.S. i have a big instinct feeling that i got this all wrong, but that’s how i saw it!

    Take care!

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