A Guest Post—by My Character, Venture Delving
Recently I agreed to do a guest post on author Danyelle Leafty’s blog—as Venture Delving, the main character in my YA crossover novels about a prize fighter, Venture Untamed and Venture Unleashed. Cool. But when Venture got wind of my plans, he stiffened up with resistance. He wasn’t certain what a blog was, but he was positive he wanted nothing to do with it.
“Come on,” I said. “People want to know more about you.”
Oops. That was the wrong way to persuade Venture Delving. I could see the eighteen-year-old Vent, from the end of Venture Unleashed, cross his arms and give me that look. The look that says, Are you crazy? You, of all people, ought to know that I have enough to worry about right now. And I couldn’t care less what people want to know.
I started to panic. If Venture Delving decided to put up a fight, I didn’t stand a chance. But I couldn’t give up. I explained to him that he’d be talking to people from a different world. He was unmoved. But then Venture’s thirteen-year-old self stepped forward, intrigued. He could say whatever he wanted? And no one could give him a thrashing for it? He shrugged as if it were no big deal, but there was a glint in his eye. Sure, he had a lot of things to say. He nudged his older self aside and started talking. And talking . . .
Come over and see what Venture has to say. He might even be provoked into answering some questions in the comments. But whatever you do, don’t laugh. He just found out his post is part of Danyelle’s “Character Hearts”—yes, hearts—theme, and he is in a foul mood.
Posted on January 30, 2012, in Writing and tagged books for boys, character blog post, character interview, the venture books, the venture series, venture unleashed, Venture Untamed, wrestling book, YA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.