Ask your followers something about themselves.
I asked the kids the other day, “What do you think I should ask my followers?” Everything my kids offered, I shot down, letting them know that I had already talked about it. UNTIL my wise-guy teen son said “Have you introduced them to your East Coast alter ego?” “Ummm, no, I haven’t.” “Well maybe you should see how many of them
I’ve never lived on the East Coast and have no idea where I get my accent from. My look-a-like cousin also has an accent. Granted my accent only comes out when I’m
pissed smurffed or have been drinking. Oh the alcohol-induced-East-Coast drunken nights.
I’m gonna give you some examples…
If my daughter was to tell me to “shut up”…
My response – “Excuse me! You better watch yur mouth before I wash it full’a soup. You understand me. And don’t even think about rollin’ yur eyes at me or I’m gonna beat yur butt.” – No people I don’t actually beat their butts but they get the drift.”
NOW if some random girl at a bar, or after I’ve been drinking, told me to “shut up”…
My response – “Oh hell no! Listen here you punk *ss b*tch. Yur about two seconds away from getting yur *ss beat. If I was you, I’d turn and walk the otha way before I bust out o’my skin and rip ya f*ckin’ face off.” – As you can see my hubby stopped taking me out so much though he says he loves picking fights with me cause he loves it when I get all feisty!
OR lets take my same response and smurf it up a bit - “Oh smurf no! Listen here you punk smurf smurfette. Yur about two seconds away from getting yur smurf beat. If I was you, I’d turn and walk the otha way before I bust out o’my skin and rip ya smurfin’ face off.”
As you can tell I swear A LOT! I’ve been working on it lately. Promise.
I’m actually a really nice girl. I’m loving and caring, and a hoot to be around but don’t cross me. I probably get my “bulldog” attitude from my mom. We both stand 5’2” but we carry a lot of bite with our bark.
How does this relate to my writing? I ALWAYS have my ying and yang sides portrayed on paper. One is grounded, well liked, considerate, and loving. The other is “East Coast” b*tch, strong-willed, disobedient, but also very loyal.
So how does your inner persona’s affect your writing? How smurfy do you get?
Happy Hump Day!