Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Question of the Week - Strengths

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What do you consider to be your greatest strength? The greatest strength of your favorite literary character? The greatest strength of one of your characters?

My greatest strength? Probably my willingness to help others. (that can sometimes lead to my inability to say no - which just might be one of my bigger weaknesses). Greatest strength of my favorite literary character? First - my favorite literary character is Snape. His greatest strength was his love for Lily Potter. The greatest strength of one of my characters? Aislinn - the heroine in Woman of Honor - her drive and determination to achieve her goal despite it being against society's normal standards.

13 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I like you can't say no to someone in need, especially family but the strength I possess is when I get "Dirt " thrown in my face sometime later. I try to pick myself up start again and try not to fall in the same trap.

Yvonne.

L.G.Smith said...

Snape is a great, complicated character. The best ones always are.

mshatch said...

So true about Snape. I think he's one of the best characters ever written. I mean, talk about brilliant! I think my greatest strength is being a good listener - unfortunately I'm also a really good interrupter at times.

Johanna Garth said...

I love that assessment of Snape, one of my all time favorite characters!

Jen Chandler said...

Oooh, great question! I'd say my greatest strength is encouraging others. My favorite literary character is Meg from A Wrinkle in Time. Her greatest strength (and weakness) is her stubbornness. As for one of my characters, I'm going to pick Devon who is just as stubborn and hell-bent on getting to the bottom of things as I am...which of course leads to all sorts of mischief!

Cheers!
Jen

PS: I <3 Snape. One of the best characters ever created!

Sarah Ahiers said...

i think one of my best strenghts is my loyalty. If you're one of my good friends, i stand by you forever.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's probably my greatest strength as well. Certainly not my writing.

Elana Johnson said...

My greatest strength is my ability to organize my time. I think. Ha! I seem to be able to wear many hats and get a lot done in a short amount of time.

I am so shallow that I don't analyze characters, so I'll have to skip the other questions. Plus, my characters always feel so weak to me... Maybe that's a problem...?

Tonja said...

Disaster planning. It's my super hero power. I can come up with a Plan B and C (best to have a backup plan for the backup plan) in seconds. It's useful in writing - I can see the worst case scenerio(s) for any situation.

In the novel I just wrote, the mc's strength (and weakness) is her love for her kids.

Li said...

I've always considered self-reliance my strong point, but lately I'm wondering if I have too much of a good thing...I was reminded that sometimes a strong person knows when to ask for help :-)

Donna Hole said...

I'd have to think about my greatest strength; and I have too many characters I adore in literature to just pick one. Perhaps Lessa, from the Dragonriders of Pern series; she's smart, stubborn, loyal, independent. All traits I indentify with :)

I tend to write characters with those traits too.

.......dhole

Angela Brown said...

Being helpful is very nice.

I find my strength is in being scrappy. If I fail at something, I try to make sure I've learned everything possible and get back up to try something new.

I loved the fact that Ender, from Ender's Game, was innovative. He always thought outside the box.

One of the characters in one of my WiPs has a bit of scrappiness about her that I appreciate.

tfwalsh said...

That is a great strength... Especially since some people struggle to ask for help:)