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Directions:  Pick a character from one of your stories...preferably the one you're currently having problems with.  Then answer as many of these questions as you can. Go!  :D

Alternate Directions Using More Than One Character:  (To make the rotation come out even this will work best for 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, or 15 characters)  Pick a random letter from each of your chosen characters' names - make sure the letters are all different.  Then find that letter on the list below and make a note of that number.

A = 13
B = 17
C = 1
D = 14
E = 18
F = 3
G = 7
H = 11
I = 12
J = 25
K = 22
L = 10
M = 5
N = 6
O = 4
P = 19
Q = 9
R = 20
S = 15
T = 26
U = 16
V = 24
W = 2
X = 8
Y = 21
Z= 23

Once you have all the numbers written down, put them in a list with the largest number first and the smallest number last.  That will be the character rotation for the questions.  Here's an example:

My characters are going to be

Veronica Brennan, Danielle Carrolton, Charlotte Nichols

And I've picked the following letters from their names:
Ronnie = B, Dani = L, Charlie  = T

Based on the list above that means that:
B = 17 , L = 10, T = 26

So, my character rotation would be Charlie, Ronnie, Dani.  Thus, question 1 would be about Charlie's fight, question 2 would be about Ronnie's elevator escapades, question 3 would be about who Dani'd get rid of, question 4 would be about Charlie's cooking skills, etc, etc.


Why make it so complicated?  Well...I guess you don't have to...but it helps me keep myself from "rigging" the questions to fit the characters.  :roll:  If you don't think you have that problem, then there are plenty of easier ways to rotate through the questions.  :laughing:  

Oh, also, there's no rule that says you have to answer them all (although you can if you want to.)  Instead, you could pick 2 or 3 of them and write something a bit more in-depth.  It's really all up to you.  :)

Alrighty, so without further ado, here are your questions.  Have fun!  :D


1)  Your character gets into a knock-down, drag-out fight with another character.  Who are they fighting and what is the fight about?

2) Your character is trapped in an elevator with someone who REALLY gets on their nerves.  How do they react to the confinement?

3)  If your character could kill &/or get rid of any other character with no repercussions who would it be and why?

4)  Your character decides to cook a meal for someone they care about (friend, family, lover, etc.)  Are they successful in their venture?  Why or why not?

5)  Your character has just been arrested!  What did they do and why?!

6)  Your character suddenly develops and unexplainable and irrational fear of the dark.  How does this new fear affect their day-to-day life?

7)   Your character has been institutionalized (either by choice or not is up to you.)  So, how did it happen and how long will it take before they get out?

8)  A stray animal of some sort has somehow found its way into your character's life - how does he/she react?

9)  Your character just spent 24 hours magically morphed into the opposite gender - describe what their day was like.  

10)  What is your character's favorite place to shop?  How do the employees of this store feel about your character shopping there?

11)  What is your character's favorite room in their house and why?  Describe it to us.

12)  How would your character be now if a key event from their past had gone differently?  (i.e. If a parent hadn't died, if they hadn't moved overseas, if they'd married their first love, etc?)

13)  Your character begins to realize that someone is stalking them.  What will they do about it?

14)  If your character had the luxury to spend 24 hours doing nothing but what they truly wanted, how would that day be spent?

15)  Your character has a secret - something they've kept from practically everyone.  They've finally decided to tell someone.  Who do they tell and why?  

16)  Your character finds themselves beginning to care for someone or something that they know they shouldn't.  Describe their emotions as they begin to realize and come to terms with their feelings.

17)    Your character decides they need a serious vacation.  Where do they go, what do they do, and how much time do they take off for their relaxation needs?

18) Your character decides it's time to learn something new.  What kind of lessons do they decide to take (music, art, martial arts, etc)?  How successful are they at studying/learning/training?

19)  Your character needs to get permission from someone else in order to do something that's important to them.  However, the person keeps saying, "No."  How does your character react to/deal with being continually denied?

20)    Your character loses and/or misplaces something incredibly important to them.  What methods do they use to go about finding it?  Do they suspect someone of taking it?

21)    Your character runs into someone they haven't seen in a VERY long time.  How do they react to this ghost from their past?

22)    Your character witnesses the death of someone extremely close to them.  How do they deal with the aftermath of such a life-altering event?

23)   Your character is outside when it suddenly begins to storm (thunder, lightening, extreme wind - the works) and there's no shelter in sight.  What do they do?   

24)    Your character decides to go somewhere they've never been before.  Where do they go and why?

25)    Your character decides to completely re-vamp their wardrobe.  Why would they do it and what changes would they make?

26)    Your character comes home one evening to find the front door to their home slightly ajar.  How do they react?  What actions do they take?

27)    Your character suddenly discovers that something (or someone) they thought didn't exist actually does.  How do they react?  What actions do they take (if any)?

28)    Your character is being hit on by someone of the same sex (whether it's a stranger or someone they know is up to you.)  How do they react to the situation?  

29)    Your character suddenly and inexplicably loses their voice.  Tell us how they handle the situation and how it alters their day-to-day life.

30)    A stranger appears in your character's life claiming to be a long-lost relative.  How do they react to this person?
Okay, so here it is - the long awaited "Part Deux" of my Writer's Block meme. Enjoy, y'all! :D

And don't forget to credit me if you decide to use it - thanks so much! :)
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:iconrabiddragonfan:
This will help me a lot with my game. I can use these prompts to get to know my characters really well. Thank You for the help and I added this to my favorites.
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Wonderland-Rebel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015   General Artist
May some friends and I take some insperation from this for our private roleplaying? We do this on our private forum and no one would see it, we would just get a lot of enjoyment from using these ideas considering that the roleplay is basically about trying to annoy the characters of the roleplay as much as possible.
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eembuc1000 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This seems fun, but unfortunately the writer's block I'm suffering now is for an essay. For IB. UGH
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HenxyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can totally relate to that! I am doing the IB as well.

Nice to meet you fellow student.
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eembuc1000 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Which IB English course? I'm in standard level Lang&Lit, first year. :D I'm only taking IB English because of some stuff with the school (I'm actually in tenth grade), but I'm enjoying just the single course. I've heard that going through the entire program is really exhausting. How is it for you?

Nice to meet you, too! :D
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HenxyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I am in the same English course :D
I am from Finland so I am doing the whole program :) I am on the first year as well ^^
Yeah it is exhausting time to time, but I am still loving it so far, even though I am having my 3 last mock exams next week (Economics, Bio and English) :D
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eembuc1000 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I love that everybody in IB is doing the same thing so you can chat about it with other people. :D

Are you enjoying Beloved? We haven't even finished it, yet, but I really love it so far. I love how complex Morrison's writing is. I find analysis very interesting. :)

Next year I might do AP (which an American program), but I don't know if I should do IB instead. My friend's sister was apparently sobbing from how stressful the exams are, but at the same time I've heard that most people have enjoyed IB.

It's so cool that we ran into each other!
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HenxyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We aren't actually reading Beloved :) 
We've read 'One day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Chinua Achebe's 'Things fall apart'.

Well, i personally would recommend IB, even though it sure is stressful sometimes, but at the same time you get to learn so much detailed things :)
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eembuc1000 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I though all IB programs were doing the same thing! I guess not. How are the books you're reading?

I've heard both positive and negative opinions about IB, and I think it really depends on the person. :)
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HenxyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it really does!

Some people stress too much but atm I haven't stressed that much yet, I guess. It can be stressfull, that gotta be said but if you can do the time management right, you'll be totally fine :)
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
These are so great! Really get the gears turning again.
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Fenalith Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Added to my favorites immediately when I was done reading.
Thank you so much for making this!
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dehfdd Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*Haliluya playing in the background* IT WORKED!!!!!!!
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AngelAzula15 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
This is neat, any time I come across Writer's block which is probably once every two or three weeks, I'll be looking at this lol. :D
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, and I really hope it helps you out! :)
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emeraldrae Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
This is amazing. :iconrlyplz:
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:blushes: Aww, thank you! :cuddle:
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!!!
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :huggle:
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Scurron Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm going to do this when I have time :) I love these sorts of things
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Don't forget to share it with me when you're done, kay? :aww:
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Scurron Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, of course :la:
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DarkAngelxVegeta Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, now that's creative :D
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:blushes: Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it. :D
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DarkAngelxVegeta Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
It just so happens I'm working on a story that fits in the category 3) If your character could kill &/or get rid of any other character with no repercussions who would it be and why?. It's about someone so furious at an annoying teenybopper that she's willing to put a horrible curse on this whiny, glam-absorbed nuisance.

I didn't even know about this list until I randomly clicked on it.
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I'm thrilled you decidedly to do a bit of random clicking. :) I actually tried to make the questions a bit more open in this 2nd part. In the first one I think I focused more on characters written for modern day settings. For this one I wanted them to be questions that could be related to no matter what kind of setting your character was in, be it fantasy, sci-fi, historical, etc. Not sure how well I achieved that goal overall, but I'm glad you found some correlation with your own story. :)
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
:nod:It's a well-done list of great ideas. I'm glad I discovered it.
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:blushes: Thank you, again! :huggle:
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
:DYou're welcome!
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VintageChick121 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Writer
This is VERY helpful, thank you! :D
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad you think so! :D And you're very welcome. :)
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xNightSurferx Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thankies, I might use this ^^
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful! I hope you find it useful. :aww: And, you're welcome. :)
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xNightSurferx Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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