Thursday, April 3, 2014

Character Encounters - April 2014

Now that I have finished writing Water Princess, Fire Prince, I'm going to leave it alone for a little while and focus on finishing my short stories and Kingdom. However, we're here to talk about the CE, which I promised would be Water Princess, Fire Prince themed.

Of course, that's tricky, correlating an encounter to a book I've written. For a while, I considered having ya'll do the encounter in Rizkaland, but as it happens that ya'll, unlike myself, have never been to Rizkaland, I'm going to be a bit creative.

Instead of actually going to Rizkaland, you will encounter your character near one of the largest symbols of the book, and the thing that inspired it. No, not the shower. Can we just forget about the shower?

This month, you'll encounter your character by ...

A Waterfall

Now, I understand perfectly that most of you don't have a waterfall in your back yard (I don't either, unless it has rained recently) but remember how open to interpretation this challenge is. Be creative. It doesn't have to be a real waterfall. Perhaps it's only a painting of one that your Aunt Alberta was given, and hated, and thus thrust it into the back room. Perhaps you suddenly find yourself in South America (which is like North America, only south!) near Angel Falls. Maybe you've gone to Niagra!

And, as for the totally optional, but I'd be much happier if you did it character challenge, see if you can encounter a character who has either a prophecy about him/her, or a character who is a member of royalty. If the character is/has both, that would be great.

Oh, and before I go, Abby asked the other day if there were twins in Rizkaland, which is, indeed, a very important question. However, since I don't think this is a complicated enough question to warrant an entire blog entry, I've decided to answer it here.

Yes, there are twins in Rizkaland. In fact, there's a few sets of identical triplets! There aren't any obvious ones in Water Princess, Fire Prince, but three of the characters are multiples. You just don't get to meet their siblings until later books. Also, Jane and John, two of the legendary kings and queens, were twins. But again, you won't know that until later books.

(And don't forget to send more questions about Water Princess, Fire Prince, Rizkaland, and the surrounding series! I'll be answering questions all month!)


  1. OH! I love this encounter place! Ideas are brimming in my mind! I even have someone (multiple someone's!) that fit the character challenge!

    Thanks for answering my question! Triplets! Wow!

  2. A waterfall is a fun idea. I will do that one if I can get the time.

    I plan to start my chapter for our book soon. I am in the middle of ten different things right now and I haven't even had time to start my own editing. But I have it on my must be done soon list. Hopefully I can send it to you the end of next week. Sorry for the delay.

  3. Commenting solely for Aunt Alberta's sake. :) Brilliant. :)

    I have a question, but I'll send it to you elsewhere.


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