Meet My MC – A Writer’s Linkup Hosted by Maya Joelle

Maya Joelle created this linkup and I think it’s such a fun way to introduce one’s MC or get to know them better so I had to join before it ended.

The linkup runs January 1-30, with the wrap-up post on the 31st. You are welcome to answer the questions any time after that too, but they won’t end up on her list in the wrap-up post.

So this means I have an excuse to fangirl talk about my characters again! If you remember, in Roses, Thorns, and Curses I don’t exactly have just one MC, so I thought it’d be fun to answer each question for a different character. Or, at least, that’s what I was going to do until Maelle decided mid-drafting of this post to just answer the questions herself. She can be quite demanding at times. XD Well, she’ll be taking over now, enjoy! This * will indicate that I’m talking again.

The Questions

1 // Introduce your MC. What’s their name? Age? Appearance? (Sharing collages/inspiration photos encouraged!)

What’s up? Or whatever the cool kids say these days, it’s hard to keep up, especially when you’re in another world and your author keeps putting you in near-death experiences. Anyway, I’m Maelle and I’m twenty-three. As for my appearance, well, hmm, I think Feyden should have answered this question, he would have loved having the chance to extol his physical appearance. But, no matter, instead of giving you a lengthy description you can instead look at the picture my author has of me. (For someone who doesn’t want her picture posted all over the internet, she has no problem posting mine.)

Courtesy of Pinterest

They do say a picture is worth a thousand words. Did you know they can sometimes be worth a thousand lives? Either way, I do want to mention that my ears are not that long and pointed and my eyes are a very dark blue.

2 // Explain how your MC fits into the plot of your book (as best you can without spoiling it all…).

How do I fit in the plot? The plot is set into motion because of me! No. Not me. I refuse to hold the guilt and take the blame for his crimes against me. How do I fit in the plot? I made the plot because of the sins of another. Because of him, there will be so much pain and my darling sister will never again know what a normal life is like.

*Ahem, moving on.

3 // What’s the first thing your MC says in the story? The last? A random quote from the middle that you like?

Oh wonderful. Can we just skip my first words?


Fine. “Let me out.” See? Boring. Not that I mind asking for help when I actually need it, but couldn’t my first sentence have been something more memorable? Last words? I don’t like the sound of that! My story is still being written, so I don’t have a last line yet. Here’s the last words I’ve spoken before my author abandoned me, “I’ll be fine, Sorren. Just take care of my sister.” I suppose that’s a bit better than my first one. Ah, here’s a quote I like, “In your dreams, Fuzzbreath.” Which, I will admit, doesn’t make a lot of sense, but I was still overcoming the effects of being drugged.

*He had bad breath and a fuzzy face, so Maelle couldn’t decide which to insult.

4 // Which other character would die for your MC?

Feyden, Sorren, and Aurana would all try and die for me, but I wouldn’t let them.

5 // Would your MC die for them?

For Aurana, yes. Still unsure about the other two.

*She’s partly joking.

6 // Have any major details about your MC changed since you first created them?

Well, to be frank, my author didn’t even know who I was when she first started writing me. I haven’t changed, per se, but she has come to understand me better.

7 // What characters (from books/movies not by you) remind you of your MC? Why?

Oh, this is too fun! My role-model is Maleficent herself. As for other characters, *shrugs* I suppose you can be the judge.

*Pantsing over here, I have no idea.

8 // Share your MC’s favorites!
[ color, food, type of clothing, place, type of music, season, smell, etc. ]

Well, having a favourite something is pretty pointless after living in an underground chamber for the last five years. Ugh, my author is glaring at me again. Fine, my favourites from before that were the colour silver, strawberries, long dresses with full skirts, the maze in the garden, ballroom music, the time when Winter and Spring coexist, the smell of crushed lavender and pine needles. This… this is bringing up too many memories. Can we move on?

9 // If your MC wasn’t involved in your story, what would they be doing? (Basically: what’s their dream life? Where do they want to live, what do they want to do?)

Well, well. What an interesting question. My parentage would have to be completly changed for my role in the story to not exist. My dream life is simple, to love and be loved, free from those who kill my kind or want us enslaved. I would live in the forests near where I grew up. As for what I would do, I would do whatever I wanted to.

10 // Share a fun extra (another collage, a playlist, a scene from the story, a drawing, etc.).

A fun extra? Hmm… How about I leave you with the knowledge that I’m currently under a love spell and am about to be forced to fight someone to the death if Sorren doesn’t figure out how to rescue me and Feyden doesn’t get his tail feathers back to where he’s supposed to be. Farewell.

*Err, she can be rather abrupt… I hope you all enjoyed Maelle’s answers! Before I close out, I’ll share a snippet.

He stepped forward, searching for her as he cautiously crept in. “Maelle-?” His call was cut short by an arm squeezing around his neck.

“Who are you?” Maelle hissed in his ear. Then she gasped and let him go, yanking him by the arm to face her. “You idiot! I told you to stay with my sister! What are you doing here?”

Sorren massaged his throat. “I’m here to rescue you. Feyden told us you were in danger, so…”

Maelle pressed her fingers to her forehead. “I don’t need rescuing. I told that idiot to watch over Aurana. The both of you seem so adept at taking simple orders.”

Sorren frowned. “What do you mean you don’t need rescuing? Clearly you do. You’re locked up in here, you have copper on your… Oh crud. He already did it.”

Are you joining the linkup? Have you already joined? Who would your MC die for?

Tell me in the comments! 😀


20 thoughts on “Meet My MC – A Writer’s Linkup Hosted by Maya Joelle”

  1. Eeeekkkk!!!!!! I loved this so much!!!!!!! Did you draw that picture? It looks amazing!!!!
    Maelle sounds awesome!!!!!!! And the snippet was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m planning on doing “Meet My MC” but it will be sometime in February. It will be the first time I share what my WIP is about.
    Anyways, I LOVED reading the post!!!!! 🙂

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    1. Awww! Thank you SO much!!! *gasps* I completely forgot to add “courtesy of Pinterest” *facepalm* I need to fix that… But, yes, whoever drew that did such an amazing job!!!! 😀
      AAAHHH!!! Thank you!!! Maelle is quite pleased with how her post turned out. XD Thank you so much! I can’t say more for spoilers, but the rest of that scene was SUCH fun. *smile smile*
      Oooh! Yay! I can’t wait!!!! I am so excited for your post!!! ❤
      Thank youuuu!!! <333 ^_^

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      1. Hahaha, man, I though for sure that you drew the picture.😂 Though I am sure that you are excellent at drawing!!!
        Thank you!!!! I am so excited for it too!!!!! I really hope you like it. (Pssst . . . my MC is a fairy.🤫😉 I just couldn’t wait to tell you that.😁)
        You’re welcome!!!!!<333

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        1. I am so sorry to have mislead you, my drawing skills are not “that” good! XDDD Awww, you’re so sweet! ❤
          Aaaahhhh!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! (*gasp* Really! Oh, that is SO cool!!! Awww, I'm honoured! *hugs*)

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  2. YOU DID THE LINKUP TOO????? That’s just EPIC!!!!!!!! EEeekkk!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVEEE READING THIS POST ABOUT MAELLE!!! She sounds like a character I’d LOVE reading about!!! <33 Ooooh, I just soooo wanna read this book!! It sounds like one that'd be one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES!!!!!!! You keep up the awesome work with writing it!! (Also, I really think it was GENIUS to have Maelle answer the questions!!! <33)

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    1. YES! (And I’m going to read yours soon, promise! <3) THANK YOU!!! <333 Eeeep! Issabelle! You are so sweet!!! I can't wait until I can share this story in published form. ^_^ And oh my goodness! One of your favourites? Right up there with The Ascendance Series? (I'm kidding, I know nothing could beat TAS for first place on your favourites. 😉 <3) Thank you!!! I recently hit 20k words so I'm excited! 😀 (Aww, thanks! It was kind of a spur of the moment right before I started answering the questions decision, where she basically told me to move aside and let her answer the questions. XD)

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      1. Aww, don’t worry about it!!!!!! <33 I know we've all been crazy busy!! YES!! I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I GET TO READ IT IN ITS PUBLISHED FORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!! DEFINITELY right up there with the Ascendance Series!!! I'm totally serious!!!! 🙂 I know this book is just awesome!!! *gasp* Really? THAT'S AWESOME you hit 20K!!!!!!! WHOO!!!! *dancing around* *gives you chocolate* LOL!!! Well, I'm glad Maelle did that. XD It was epic reading it that way!

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        1. Crazy busy definitely describes my life right now. XD *hugs* You are SO sweet!!!!!! Oh, goodness, I haven’t been able to read them yet, but that is quite an expectation to live up to. I hope I can do your faith in me justice. ^_^ Awwww, thank you so much!!!! *dances with you then gobbles up chocolate* Hehe, me too. 😉 I feel like I keep repeating “thank you” but I really mean it!! Thank you!!! <333

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    1. EEEEEEEE!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!! Just, adklg;dahkl!!! I’m so glad you love her and liked the snippet!!! Hopefully more will be coming sometime in the near future. 😉 ❤

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  3. Oh my goodness, THE SASS. She is GREAT. I totally already love her. And being as how Maleficent is one of my favorite movies EVERRRR and Maleficent herself is one of my favorite CHARACTERS ever, this just makes me love Maelle all the more! I love how she just took over the whole thing. XD
    This was so much fun getting a closer look at your character! Thank you so much for sharing! And I do hope writing her story is going well. I am SO excited about this story. It sounds amaziiiing!

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you! ❤ Yes! Maleficent is the best! ^_^ I'm super happy you love her and enjoyed her takeover! 😀

      You know? I think this story is going the best out of all I've written. I think I've finally found how I write best and it's amazing! And eep! I'm so excited that you're excited!!! ^_^ <333

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  4. Sadly, I missed the linkup, but it’s fun going through and meeting everyone’s MCs! Maelle sounds like a really fun character! Who would my MC die for? That’s a tricky question. Ariella would die for her brother, Orin (but that probably wouldn’t happen since he would sooner die for her, haha), and later on, each of the friends she makes along her journeys. For the MC in another of my books, Skender, I don’t think he would die for anyone. He’s a bit of an antihero, and while he might try to save the life of someone close to him, I don’t think he would give up his own to do it.

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    1. Awww, sadness. You can still do it if you want, though! 😀 Eeep! Thanks! ^_^ Maelle is one of my favourite characters. Oooh! Ariella sounds great! I love her name. 😀 And awww! Her brother sounds precious! I love when the brother is protective of his sister. Antiheroes are fascinating! Skender sounds like a character I would enjoy reading about. 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting! ^_^

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