Skip to main content

Character Guest Post: Life

Lately, I’ve been doing posts all about the characters from my book, “The Ending.” I got the idea from Melissa Gravitis’s Character Guest Posts, and I’ve had tons of fun writing them! I took a slight break from them, but now I’ve decided to get back into it with one more post on Endings’, Dreams’ and Time’s oldest brother – Life.
Hello, Life! It’s nice to have you here today. I’m excited to get to know you more! Now, if I remember correctly, you and your brothers were cast from your Father’s palace and onto Deerdren. You then had to find your way back without the use of your powers, right?
Hello, Grace. I'm glad to be here today. And, yes, that is correct. It was a troubling time, and I wasn't the happiest during the trip. However, afterword, I realized that it was for my best, and the best for my brothers.
So, your other brothers control various things, and I naturally assume that you control life. But, what sort of life do you control? Could you dive a bit deeper into the topic?
Yes, of course. I do control life, but that is not narrowed down to a single kind of life. It includes human life, the life of an idea, machinery, a new kind of food, a plant, a new kingdom – almost anything you could think of.



Do you like your job? Yes! I could not imagine myself in another position. I wouldn’t trade my job for the world.
What about it do you like? I like being able to bring happiness to Deerdren – to see the joy on other people’s faces. It is the most wonderful feeling in the world.
You’re the oldest sibling, correct?
Yes. A few years older than Time, though not by much. I do look like I could be . . . oh, I’d say twenty years older than he, but looks can be deceiving.
Time said that you look the way you think mentally. Do you consider yourself to be wise and experienced – or, older, as some might see it? Well . . . maybe a little, yes. I am thousands of years old, though, so I believe that I’ve earned the right.
Everyone in your family has a palace located somewhere random near or on Deerdren. Where’s yours? What do you like about its location?
My palace is located in the sky, but can't be seen from the ground. I believe it’s an ideal location, because I can see much from where I am, without having to use powers and energy. I enjoy seeing the bustle of the cities underneath me.
Wait, wouldn’t your palace get run into or something? What about planes? Um . . . what is a . . . “plane?”
Okay, I guess that answers my question . . . Do you consider yourself to have any talents?
Other than my job? I haven’t really thought about it before . . . I suppose I’m a good leader. I can organize things, and I’m quite used to being the one to give orders and being the one in charge.
When you’re making decisions, do you tend to choose based on logic or emotions?
Logic. I’m sure someone out there disagrees with me on that, but I'm quite confident that my decisions are usually based on logic. However, in some areas, it would depend on the situation.
 Are there any lessons in life you’ve had to learn the hard way?
I am not actually perfect. I’d convinced myself for a long while that I was, and it clouded my judgement . . . I'm not really comfortable going any deeper into the subject.
No problem! Do you have any hobbies?
I do enjoy painting. There are a few other de-stressors in my life, but I believe that is the first thing I go to, to calm myself.


What is it about painting that you enjoy? I like being able to focus on something specific, and not allow my mind to wander. Painting is one of the ways I do this.
Do you think you changed at all on your journey with your brothers?
Absolutely. All of us did. None of us walked away without learning something from it.
What did you learn? Well, as I said before, that I’m far from perfect. I also learned that I needed to stop judging others while ignoring my own faults – nobody is stainless; not even me.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Life! I enjoyed the time that we had to get to know you, and I hope I'll see you again some time!
     It was my pleasure. Thank you for asking me. 

What do you think of Life? What about his personality stands out to you? Do you agree with any particular passing comments he might have made? Tell me in the comments below, or on my Facebook page Julia Witmer, Author!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Question For You: What To Write?

Today, I actually have a question for you.
   I know, it's a bit odd.    The thing is, though I love writing blog posts, I've been struggling with what I should write. So I decided, "why not ask the people who are reading them?" Makes sense, right?    I've got a few subjects that I could write about, and I really want you to tell me the truth about what you enjoy reading most, and what you would enjoy seeing (whether I've written things like that before or not). Don't just read it and brush it off - give me your input!    Okay, here goes. I could write about . . .
1) My Books
   This is probably one of my favorites to write about, because it's what I'm the most passionate about (second to God, of course). This includes things like my Character Guest Posts, and anything else I happen to come up with. If you want things like this, give me specifics! Do you want to know about characters? Setting? Word count? Story line?
2) My Writing Process
   This is a b…

Grace's Corner of the World: Why We Won't Be Celebrating Halloween This Year/50th Post

To start off - THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FIFTIETH POST!!! I'm so excited! Thank all of you for supporting me and reading my blogs, and know that I couldn't have gotten this far without every single one of you. I look forward to seeing you and talking to you more and more as I continue to write these posts!
And now onto "Why We Won't Be Celebrating Halloween This Year" . . .

A lot of Christians don't celebrate Halloween, and I respect their decision, but I, personally, LOVE Halloween. It's one of my absolute favorite holidays (besides Christmas, which obviously comes first because it's just so amazing). I mean, you get free candy and people don't look at you weird for putting on a costume. I could do a whole post about how weird the idea of Halloween is - I mean, all it is is that you aren't technically trespassing on someone's lawn when you go up to their door and bang on it, begging for sweets while dressed like some sort of fictional character…

Things I've Learned from Watching My Mom and Dad

I've learned a lot from watching my Mom and Dad's marriage. It's led me to know what I want to look for in a marriage, eventually, when I'm older, if I ever DO get married. Their marriage helps me know what a marriage is really about, and I couldn't thank them more for that.

You see, a lot of girls my age dream about marrying the perfect guy. Living in the perfect house. Having a lot of money and clothes and having a happy family and good, stable jobs. I'm not saying that that's a bad thing, but I think it's a bit unrealistic. It's not impossible, I suppose (other than the perfect guy, thing. Nobody's perfect! *Hannah Montana song now stuck in my head forever*), but in order to have all those things, you need to have a few others.

So, here's what I want for my future, if I ever get married.

Jesus. Not every marriage has Jesus, and a lot of them do okay without Him. But it's a lot harder, I think. Without Jesus, who do you have as your role …