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Five Characters from Novels I’d Have Dinner With

8299796_origI’m really big on characters. I love getting to know them, and I especially love when other authors give you opportunity outside of a novel to get to know their characters. That’s why I have a tendency to write posts from my characters’ POV and do a lot of character interviews. So I was thinking, if I could have dinner with any five characters, who would they be?

1) Anastasia Steele from the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James – well she is an editor and eventually comes to own her own publishing house. As an author, why wouldn’t I want to have dinner with her? Even though I prefer to self-publish, I’m sure there’d be tons I could learn from her. It would also be fun to pick her brain about everything that was going through her mind when Christian first made his proposition. 😀

2) Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James – he’s a billionaire and CEO of a megacorporation. It’s not my goal to become wealthy, but he certainly is successful, and who best to learn how to be successful from than someone who is extremely successful, right? I’d also like to ask him some more personal questions, but I don’t know if I’d be brave enough.

3) Amaranthe from the Emperor’s Edge Series by Lindsay Buroker – I really want to know how she can have a relationship with an assassin who had attempted to kill her on their second meeting. It’s obvious to the reader that he cares about her (eventually), but it’s kind of incredible she can so completely trust someone who has been taught to kill from childhood. I’d say I’d want to have dinner with Sicarius as well, but somehow I get the feeling he wouldn’t make a pleasant dinner companion.

4) Brad from Sins of the Father by Melissa Barker-Simpson – He’s a body guard and in my mind he’s hot. I think I’d like to weasel some self-defense lessons out of him. It would also be interesting to learn more about his past and what brought him to where he is. I think that would actually make a really good novel… hmmm… hey Melissa!

5) Kahlan from the Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind – I think she is probably my favorite female character. Anyone who could face the horrors she does and come out stronger as a result is definitely worth admiring. I would have so many questions for her, I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

What characters would you have dinner with?

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  1. Aurora Jean Alexander Aurora Jean Alexander
    25 August, 2015    

    Okay… that needs some serious thinking. In particular because of course there are so many I would love have dinner with… let’s see:

    1) Nicholas Linnear. Hero of “The Ninja” and other books written by Eric van Lustbader. A controlled and disciplined man who had to learn how to deal with people of different culture in his young ages as well. Besides: He’s an excellent Martial Arts fighter and even more. I could learn so much from him.

    2. Dirk Pitt. Hero of “Raise the Titanic” and many other books written by Clive Cussler. He’s an adventurer. Full of energy, courage and strength. Saving people’s lives, helping old women across the road and being a great looking first class charmer, it would be quite interesting to have dinner with him. 😉

    3. Professor Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter’s transfiguration teacher. She seems to be strict but fair, an excellent witch and fantastic head mistress of a school with hundreds of children. Whatever problem there is she finds a solution and she’s got a warm heart, even though she tries to control herself. I would love to chat with her about her childhood. She seems to be so interesting as a person.

    4. + 5.! I know this seems to be like cheating, but in fact, it’s not. I’m limited to five literary characters, and these here are twins. I’m talking about Lady Sabrina Longworth and Mrs. Stephanie Andersen from “Deceptions”, a book written by Judith Michael. The way these women grew up and separated to seek their individual self, only to find together again and seek themselves within their sister’s life was a more than impressive story I would have loved to hear first hand: if not one of them was gone…

    Thank you so much for this wonderful idea to play with this fantasy. It was so much fun!

    • 25 August, 2015    

      I know what you mean about there being so many choices. I hadn’t even thought of Professor McGonagall, but she’s one I wouldn’t mind meeting either. Glad you enjoyed it. I love doing stuff like this. It is a lot of fun. 😀

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