This challenge was posted by Rachel Farrimond on her blog. It sounded like fun (and an excellent way to procrastinate while “working” on my novella) and a great way to introduce my readers to my new project.
- Name the character you have found so difficult to write: My character is Conall Grant.
- Why was he so challenging: I tend to write stories from a female perspective and I had to look at a male perspective in terms of love. He’s so buttoned-up, but he has a romantic streak and believes in love at first sight and soulmates. It was maddening!
—Book/Film/TV Show/Play: A paranormal romance WIP, The Cemetery Circle (due out mid-Oct.), is a novella about a woman who leaves her life and complications behind in the US and moves to Scotland only to discover she’s part of an ancient tradition of minding the dead.
—The: Conall Grant is the love interest of protagonist, Altagracia “Cia” Flores. He is the solicitor handling her late grandmother’s estate.
—Short Words: He’s a steady, buttoned-up character who believes in soulmates.
—Sounds Like/Doesn’t Sound Like: He is a cross between Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice and Jaime Fraser from the Outlander series. Proper and passionate!
—One Syllable: He has a strong attachment to his family.
—Song: “Try not to get yourself killed.”