Saturday, November 7, 2009

Author-Character Chat: Secrets


Secrets.

We all have them. We even have them from each other.

And ourselves.

So, what are your secrets?

Authors: What would your characters be surprised to know about you?

Characters: What is it that even your author doesn't know.....or won't admit they know?

Let's tell.

Let's get it all out in the open.

The truth shall set us free, right?

So, let us know. We all want to know. What are your....


SECRETS?

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't have any secrets.

Except the thing that happened when I was 10.

But they'll never find the body.

No worries.

Anonymous said...

This is Tz speaking. My author does not know how to post properly, so she must remain anonymous. (She is not the same Anonymous as the one above, whom I am very interested in turning into a toad, right now . . .)

Secrets? There is a blog about secrets now? That's marvelous! My author will flip.

Ah, yes, well. When it comes to MY secrets, I would like to tell you, but they do happen to be secrets, after all.

Okay, maybe one.

I *cough* stole the *cough* book of Wizards *hag, cough*

Now swear you won't tell the council!

Charles said...

Hmm, our author won't admit to us that she already knows our fate. It kind of scares me. I've seen her other works.

Anonymous, if you don't mind me asking what happened when you were 10? And how did it lead to the death of someone? Also, who are you?

Alexander said...

Tz, if you want your name to appear in the place of anonymous you can click the little name/url bubble on the choose an identity. You should be able to type in your name and it should post with your name, I think. So why'd you steal the book? Why do you want to turn the other Anonymous into a toad?

As for me, I can't think of a secret to share. There is something my author's not willing to admit, but well, it's really a personal battle between the two of us.

Ginger said...

My big secret is: I wanted Scott do die.

And then he did.

Now I feel horrible, and can't even enjoy this freedom I finally have.

Christine H said...

My secret is... that I still haven't completely decided whether to let Faldur live.

Christine H said...

Alexander ~ Don't forget to choose the next Character of the Week!

Thank you so much for being part of Come In Character.

Christine H said...

I deleted Marenya's secret. I'm afraid Faldur will see it.

He can't tell his either, in case she sees it.

We don't want to ruin the plot!

Marenya said...

And revealing that Faldur might die isn't ruining the plot?

Christine H said...

I said I hadn't made up my mind.

So, no, it isn't.

Kalila said...

I don't understand this post. If I were to tell my secrets, assuming I had any worthy of sharing, they wouldn't be secrets any more.

This must be a human thing, because I don't understand at all.

Amy Thompson said...

I have several secrets that my author kept from me during the writing of my story. The biggest one being: who raped and beat me to death when I was 16. She doesn't reveal this secret to me untill all the way to book three, though the readers were privy to it.

My secret (is Cal around?) is: just before he died, I was planning to leave Robert. To disappear, start a new life somewhere else. I was planning on never coming back. Oh, how I would have missed Cal!

Well, I guess it's ok that comes out. Afterall, my author allows me to reveal this in that third novel.

Calvin Mertz said...

Yes Amy, I was pretty sure you were planning something with Robert's parents. I forgive you for the betrayal, and thought of abandonment.

It would have been so much better for him had your plan to cart him off to rehab worked.

And, I would have found you; where ever you ended up.

As for my own secrets, well can't tell those in public. Never know what cop or snitch is listening in. Can't catch me that easily!

My author is keeping secrets from me, and I don't like that. She hasn't told me if my brother dies, or what exactly my mission is for the FBI agent, or what my own secret agenda is, or who my target is, or where and when, for freaks sake I get to get started on all this.

It's driving me freakin nuts. So, tell all, come on, now's the time for it.

Amy Thompson said...

Yes, do tell all. And tell me what your cooking up for my daughter. I'm feeling like you have plans for her when your finished with me, and I don't think I approve.

Olivia Harper said...

Well, Anon 7:25, I must admit that your secret is truly mysterious... and just a little disturbing.

As for me, I've revealed my big secret already... that my mother, Devi Marconi, left my father when I was 15 to live in a secret, underground community called Ruby Hollow. It was hard for me to admit that secret - for one thing, it didn't feel like mine to tell - but I didn't give away the location of the Hollow... and anyway, it was time for my family to know that my mother wasn't dead after all and that I knew exactly where she was.

Laura Martone said...

That's not your only secret, is it, Olivia?

Olivia Harper said...

I don't know what you mean, dear author...

Candy said...

HI all, my author said I could visit today if I don't take too long.
Gosh, I have one big secret at the moment and that's that my great aunt committed suicide by jumping off the ferry to Victoria. Nobody but me noticed and she wrote a note saying that I mustn't tell. So I'm all alone here, in a strange country, following the plan she wrote out for me. I have to keep my connection to her a secret too, even though the people I find have known her at sometime in her long life. I'm kinda scared to tell the truth. I don't know if I'll like being a nobody.

Aidan said...

I know when and how Kaelin will die.


He has told me he doesn't want to know, so that's all I can say.

Nutmeg Cross said...

I'm not so sure I'd like to know either, Aidan. I'm sure my author has an idea of my fate, but I'd rather believe in free will... not predestination.

Devi Marconi said...

Hi, everyone! Well, since we're discussing secrets, I thought I should stop by. After all, Olivia's right. I kept quite a big one from my family for three decades.

When I was thirteen, I stumbled into an underground community in southern Kentucky and fell in love with a boy down there. But life intervened, and I ended up living in New Orleans, married to a man who was not my soul mate. He was a good man, though, and we had three daughters, so it was hard to leave him. For nearly thirty years, Jesse and I kept up a secret correspondence... until the time came to follow my heart.

But I have to know, Olivia, what's the secret that Laura spoke of? My curiosity has been piqued indeed...

Gabby said...

My big secret is that I didn't mean to kill my mother, but if the gang found out it was all an accident my power over them would be gone. Being a murderer makes me a real cool dude around here.

Of course the Mystical Wood is my really big secret. I wouldn't even tell you where it is.

Olivia Harper said...

Sorry, Mom. It's been a busy weekend on the island... I wasn't ignoring you.

I'm upset with our author at the moment - not pleased that she revealed I even have a secret. It's not something I ever wanted Michael or the kids to know.

But they're out fishing today, so it's just me and Buddy in the house.

If you really must know, the fact is when I left you in the Hollow back in 1980, I was really conflicted. Not just because I was leaving you behind, but because I was leaving Craig behind, too.

Devi Marconi said...

Craig? You mean, Craig Bailey?

Olivia Harper said...

Yes, Mom. Who else would I be talking about? Even though I cared about Nicholas - my sort-of boyfriend on the surface - I really fell hard for Craig and thought long and hard about staying.

But while I knew I would miss you and him, there was so much more for me on the surface... my father, my dog, my friends, New Orleans, my future... that I had no choice but to go.

Devi Marconi said...

But, Liv, that's not much of a secret. I knew how hard it was for you to leave...

Olivia Harper said...

Yeah, but what you didn't know is that after I left, I kept up a secret correspondence with Craig, just as you had with Jesse, and that I considered returning to the Hollow more than once over the years...

While I was in college, in fact, not long after I broke up with Nicholas, I met Craig in secret. Even Dad didn't know. But as much as I loved him, I just couldn't give up my life on the surface. A few years later, I met Michael and realized that he was my true soul mate, so I'm grateful for the decision I made. I have no regrets. But, still, there's a part of me that wonders what life would've been like had I stayed down there...

Devi Marconi said...

I can't believe I never knew. Do you still keep in touch with him?

Olivia Harper said...

Yeah, but just as friends... you won't tell Michael, will you?

Devi Marconi said...

My lips are sealed.

Buddy Harper said...

Arf! Arf! So are mine. Arf! Arf!

Nutmeg Cross said...

Wow, Gabby, that's terrible. Not just that you accidentally killed your mother, but that you have to pretend that you intended to kill her, just to keep up your tough persona. That must be hard at times - I'd be afraid that either the guilt would eat away at me or I would begin to believe my own murderous streak.

At least you have a sacred place that's all your own. That probably helps.

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