Interview a fictional character.
I found this one to be difficult. Maybe I’m not feeling overly creative since I’m upset. I did think of a bunch of fictional characters I’d like to interview, but I’m at a loss for questions to ask.
Hell, I even googled it—creative interview questions. I got a bunch of crap about job interviews. When I added “fictional character” to my search, I got instructions on how to interview your characters before you write your book. None of this was helpful to the matter at hand.
But finally, I chose someone and wrote the interview. I’m not particularly happy with it and it’s a bit short, but whatever. I’m tired and I have a headache.
sandra: Thank you for coming back from the dead to meet with me Mr. Stark. I know you only have time for a few questions, so let’s get started.
Tony Stark: The pleasure is all yours.
sandra: It certainly is. *can’t help but smile* Speaking of pleasure, does your previous reputation as a playboy bother you?
Tony Stark: Bother me? Hell no. I earned it.
sandra: Do you see yourself as a role model?
Tony Stark: Of course. I don’t have superpowers. You don’t need them to be a hero. But you probably need to be a billionaire genius. Study hard, kids.
sandra: Noted. If you could be any superhero, who would you choose?
Tony Stark: Is this a trick question?
sandra: Okay. I’m going to be serious now. What’s Thor like?
Tony Stark: *gives a look that could kill* Fat. Next question.
sandra: Would you want Morgan to follow in your footsteps?
Tony Stark: What I want doesn’t matter. What she wants matters.
sandra: Aww. What a sweet dad moment. While we’re talking about kids, my daughter insisted that I ask you for Peter Parker’s number. Your thoughts?
Tony Stark: You didn’t get this from me. *whispers* ###-###-####. Need anything else? You want a suit? I’ll make you a suit.
sandra: No thank you, Mr. Stark. I’m afraid of heights. But you can make one for my son.
Tony Stark: Done.
[Interviewer’s Note: I didn’t choose Thor because I love him and all, but if I had him in front of me, I wouldn’t be talking.]
These guys aren’t fictional. Although they kind of are to me. I wouldn’t get through an interview with either of them. I probably wouldn’t even be capable of speaking.
p.s. — Here’s that list of possible interview targets I came up with, in case you’re interested.
Flynn Rider (Obviously he is the first one who came to mind.)
Lorelei Gilmore (Oh my god! There’s a female on the list!)
Spike or Angel