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List 12 of your characters in no particular order. They can be from one story or from several.

Then, answer the questions:

  • Who would make a better college professor, 6 or 11? What subject would they teach?

  • What personality trait do 4 and 11 have in common?

  • 12 sends 8 on a mission. What is it, and does it succeed?

  • If 5 and 9 were trapped in a elevator together, who would be the first to crack?

  • Would it make more sense for 2 to swear fealty to 6, or the other way around?

  • For some reason, 5 is looking for a roommate. Should he share a studio apartment with 9 or with 10? 2, 7 and 12 have dinner together. Where do they go, and what do they discuss?

  • 3 challenges 10 to a duel. Why and what happens?

  • If 1 stole 8ís most precious possession, how would she/he get it back?

  • Suggest a title for a story in which 7 and 12 both attain what they most desire.

  • What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted 4 and 1 to work together?

  • If 5 and 6 visited you for the weekend, how would you get along? Which would you most feel like killing off by the end of the weekend?

  • If you could command 3 to perform any one task or service for you, what would it be?

  • If 7 and 8 had grown up as siblings in a unstable home, who would have turned out the most different? Who would have survived the best?

  • If 2 had to choose sides between 4 and 5, which would it be?

  • Out of all the characters, who would win the beauty portion of the pageant? Who would win the talent portion? And who would win Ms./Mr. Congeniality?

  • Who would make the best superhero: 3, 9 or 11? Who would make the best supervillain? What would their super powers be?

  • 1, 6, and 12 are having dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left, and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets to eat it?

  • What might be a good pick-up line for 2 to use on 10?

  • Who is most likely to be arrested 4 or 10? For what?

  • 6 finds out 5ís secret. What happens?

  • If 11 and 9 were racing to a destination, who would get there first?

  • If you had to walk home through a bad neighborhood late at night, would you feel safer in the company of 7 or 8?

  • 1 and 9 reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4ís secret Organization. 11 volunteers to help them, but is later discovered that he is actually a spy for 4. Meanwhile 4 has kidnapped 12 in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advise of 5, they seek out 3, who gives them what they need to complete their quest.

  • What title would you give this fic?


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