Friday, 18 July 2014

Yankee vs. Confederate-- Week Three Questions.

Here are the questions for week three of Actually Finishing Something in July!

Were you able to meet your goal this week?

Let me see... I don't know. Hopefully! :D

Where did you get the bulk of your writing accomplished? In the quiet of your room, outside on the patio, on the bus?

In the computer room where the computer that I use is kept.

Share a couple of your favorite snippets!

With pleasure! Well, I don't know if they're my favorites, but they're some I like!

“Quit feeling sorry for yourself!” Jeffrey raged, getting up as well. “You are the worst kind of baby I ever met! If you want pa to love and admire and be proud of you, then do something to win that love and admiration! You really think he’s gonna feel sorry for you because all you do is pout and say he loves me more?
“Oh, and I do know what suffering is! How dare you say I don’t understand! Know what? You don’t understand!”

He lifted his eyes from the stack. Somehow, as he gazed into the ranks of Union soldiers, his eyes found only one face. Gilbert, standing tall and strong, with eyes full of bright tears. Gilbert, the Yankee. Gilbert, his twin.

One step, then another. Jeffrey had his eyes on the ground. The words from the song came to his lips and he began to sing them in a faltering whisper. His home was just around the clump of trees ahead, but he afraid to look, afraid to go near, afraid of what he would find. Or more like, not find. “When Johnny comes marching home again, hurrah... hurrah... We’ll give him a hearty... welcome then, hurrah.... hu..”
He turned the corner.
Have you introduced a new character into your story? Tell us about his or her personality. 

I don't believe I have.

List the favorite foods of your main characters.

Jeffrey, from After Four Long Years, loves fried corn cakes more than anything else in the world. He also loves beans, (why?) cornbread, and honey. And venison.

Gilbert, from the above story, loves jam. And cake. Not a very healthy diet. But he also likes cabbage. :P

Introduce us to the antagonist in your story and tell us about one of his or her quirks.

In After Four Long Years, the boys, Jeffrey and Gilbert, are kind of their own antagonists, as well as being antagonists to each other. As for quirks... Jeffrey isn't the most patient person in the world at all, but his best friend during the war is a grumpy soldier named Albert who could drive him nuts if Jeffrey weren't used to his grumblings most of the time. As for Gilbert, he likes to push his cap back on his head whenever he can, but he hates it when he sees anybody else doing it. It annoys him.

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