8/7/18

Y'ALL I FINISHED MY FIRST POV IN MY WIP // 20 Facts about Alex Anson

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I've finished the first draft of Alex's POV for my book. Two more POVs to go.
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^^Me rn, it's also late and I'm on that weird (but amazing) writing high I always get after long periods of writing, but I'm extremely, extremely happy. 

So, in celebration of this moment, I am writing this post RIGHT. NOW.

Will it make sense when I wake up in the morning? Probably not, but whatever.

I've decided to share 20 facts about Alex, not all of these are said explicitly in the book, but they're all true, so. Meet Alex:


1. Alex is a quiet person, even after he feels comfortable around you he will still prefer to listen rather than speak.

2. Music is one of his favorite things, although he tends to be silent about his love for it, he secretly writes songs and quietly listens to his music.

3. His full name is Alex Nathaniel Anson and he's fifteen-years-old.

4. He's always been more of an anxious person. He'll overthink everything to the point of making himself sick at times, the polar opposite of his upbeat older sister, Piper.

5. He doesn't really have any friends because he tends to stay away from most people out of shyness and fear of them disliking him.

6. Alex doesn't pay a lot of attention in his classes, instead, he works on his song lyrics in a spiral he always keeps in his backpack.

7. He hates glazed doughnuts but absolutely adores powdered doughnuts.

8. He has a lot of emotions but has a hard time expressing them out loud.

9. Alex is a dog person.

10. His songs are very personal, they're like his diary, he puts his emotions into words, and he would be horrified if anyone read them without his consent.

11. He keeps all of his songs in a box underneath his bed hidden beneath a blanket, this is not a secret to Piper, but he thinks it is.

12. He is brilliant in English and very much a teacher's pet, although he doesn't realize it.

13. Loud people secretly scare and intimidate him.

14. He often feels unwanted and out of place in this world.

15. Alex hates to think about his future because it makes him anxious.

16. He feels dull and unambitious a lot due to no. 15.

17. When he's not writing songs or listening to them, he likes to take walks, especially at dusk because he likes the mood and the fact that the town he lives in is quieting down.

19. He likes oversized hoodies because he feels safe in them, which makes him feel stupid so this is not a well-known fact, although it's not hard to tell that he likes them because he typically wears one all the time.

20. His singing voice is really good, but he doesn't sing in front of people due to the fear of discovering he's terrible.

This was fun! Now, I'm going to try to get some sleep.
What do y'all think?
Tell me a random fact about your character. 

Happy Writing,

64 comments:

  1. That's awesome Gray! Congrats!
    Alex sounds like a such a precious bean!
    I already feel protective over him XD

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  2. This is so awesome—he sounds so real. Congrats on finishing his POV!

    A random fact? Well, one of my characters has a paralyzing fear of heights due to the fact that when he was small his father told him to face his fears and told him to jump out of a tree. Let’s kust say that...ahh...now he’s more afraid than he used to be. And that this little tidbit might be important later on. XD

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    1. Thanks! <3

      Ooh, sounds so interesting! I can't wait to read how that plays into your story one day. :D

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    2. You’re so welcome!

      I just wanted to say that I may or may not have watched that gif about 57 times... XD

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    3. Yep, and my little brother and I might have laughed over it while watching it over and over for a good few minutes... maybe. XD

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  3. ALEX!!!! <3 <3 <3

    I already love and relate to him so much!!

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    1. Thank you!
      That makes me so happy to hear about!!

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  4. EEEEEEEEHHHHH THE CINAMMON ROLL!!!!

    I'm so excited for you, Gray! I can't wait to get to learn even more about Alex and all the others as time goes on! <3 These facts were so fun.

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    1. XD

      I actually have a character call him a cinnamon roll and he's so confused. >.<

      Thank you so much!

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    2. Oh my gosh, that's the best thing ever! XD

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  5. GRAY I AM ADOPTING ALEX UNTIL YOU LEARN HOW TO BE NICE TO THE POOR SMOL BEAN *KIDNAPS HIM*

    Legit though I ALREADY LOVE HIM xD. And SO MANY CONGRATS on finishing his POV!! THAT IS SO EXCITING AAAAAHHHHH I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU, MY FREN! You rock! <3 <3 <3

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    1. AWWW, THANK YOU SO MUCH, SAVANNAH!!!! YOU ARE THE SWEETEST.❤️❤️❤️

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS, GRAY!!!! THAT IS SO EXCITING!!!! AND ALEX IS AMAZING AND A CINNAMON ROLL AND I CAN'T WAIT TO READ ABOUT HIM!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so excited as well!!! <3

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  7. CONGRATS GRAY. AH THIS IS AMAZING!! AND THOSE FACTS <333

    ~Ceci

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  8. Congratulations!! :) And Alex sounds so awesome! He sounds pretty relatable, actually XD

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    1. Thank you! I relate to him in a lot of ways as well. ;D

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    2. Hahah, I think we usually relate to our characters quite a lot because we always put a little bit of ourselves into them πŸ˜„

      Also, because I know you've self-published a pair of novellas, I was wondering if I could ask you a few things about self-publishing? Maybe I could email you or something? x

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    3. True! Very true.

      Of course! Feel free to shoot me an email at readinggirlcox@gmail.com <3

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  9. OK those facts make him seem so alive! Great job and congrats ;)

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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  10. He sounds like someone that I would love to read about! Also, I agree with him on the donut thing. ;)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so conflicted on doughnuts, but I don't like the cheap glazed brand, that's for sure.

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  11. EEEEEEEEEEE ALEX SOUNDS AWESOME!!! CONGRATS ON FINISHING HIS POV!!! I love him already. <3

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  12. YAY!! GOOD JOB! POV means Point of View ,right?

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  13. Congrats!!

    Awe, Alex is so adorable! Oversized hoodies are the best!!!

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  14. Your character sounds so real! :D
    -Brooklyne

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  15. One of my main characters in my WIP, The Alley Runners, is a fourteen year old boy named Zach. He's very smart, though he doesn't realize it, and his dream job is to be an astronaut. His greatest fear is that he will die unfullfilled and unhappy.


    Great job on your post, and congrats!

    --Abilene

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  16. I like his character already. Really reminds me of 15 year old me. And of course I can still relate to him. Especially no. 14. That really hit me.

    Also congrats for finishing his WIP. Is he your favourite character in this novel? Do you pick favourites?

    A random fact about my character Jen is that she's pretty straightforward and blunt - she doesn't hesitate to point out people's nonsense to their faces.

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    1. Thank you!

      So far he's my favorite, but that's because I've been in his head for so long. ;D

      Jen sounds pretty relatable!

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  17. Okay--I need to read about Alex, like now! XD He sounds like an amazing character!

    One random fact about my character, Hallie, is that she's a vegan. (My other character, Nick, doesn't understand how she can live without hamburgers. XD)

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    1. Thank you so much, Kara!

      I can't understand how she lives without hamburgers either. XD

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  18. I love himmmmmm! *hugs precious cinnamon roll* I can't wait to read about him! :D
    Congratulations on finishing his POV!

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  19. WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO GRAY!!!!!!!!!

    Aw, Alex is awesome! I feel like he and I are related.

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  20. You've already got a million comments, but I can still stick my nose in here. XD. Alex sounds amazing. He' said this adorable broken kid and I am sort of anxious to read more about him. He sounds adorable and I love hoodies too and the donuts fact X"D.
    Thank you SO MUCH Gray, for sharing this. And CONGRADULATIONS of finishing his POV! I hope the rest of them go smoother for you cuz I know you were kind of having trouble with them.
    Isn't it bittersweet? It is.

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    1. Your comment is always appreciated in my millions, Libby! ;D
      Thank you, I hope you find him adorable. <3 Thank you! I was having trouble with them, and yes, it is bittersweet. <33

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  21. Alex sounds so great! You really have him put together! My character in the project I'm editing, Lexie, doesn't hang any personal pictures on her wall because why should anyone be able to see her personal life? She hangs magazine pictures on her wall instead and all her personal pictures in photo albums instead.

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    1. Thank you!
      Lexie seems like such a cool person! Personal pictures in photo albums is a great idea, actually. ^_^

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  22. I would love to be friends with Alex, and read about him too, of course. We could chat about dogs together, and go on walks. xD Congrats on finishing your first POV; I hope writing the rest of the book goes really well!! :)

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  23. Congrats! I bet you're thrilled to have finished this part!

    I loved the facts you shared. I feel like I have a lot in common with Alex (is that good or bad?). I can't wait to learn more about your story (as always!)!

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    1. Thank you! I am. :D

      It's probably both, but he's based off of a lot of my own emotions so we're in the same boat. πŸ˜‰ Thank you!! <3

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  24. Awwwwww, Alex has my heart now. He’s so adorable!!! *squeals*
    Congrats on finishing!! That’s a great milestone, and I’m so excited for you! πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  25. I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Literally, I'm squealing. lol I love how much you've developed Alex and his feelings\personality. I can't wait to read the rest of this awesome story! (btw, I wanted to say how much I loved the snippet you shared in your other post, but my internet hasn't been working. They are always written with so much emotion making it all feel so real. Sometimes it's a bittersweet reality, but they all hit home. I always enjoy your stories! <3)

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    1. Thank you so much, LHE!! It means so much to me that you like him and the snippets. <33

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  26. OMGoodness Alex and I have the same last name! Gray, did you name him after me? *looks up at you with big pleading sad kitty eyes* But seriously, that is epic. XD

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    1. REALLY?!? THAT IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!!!

      I wasn't even sure if "Anson" was a name, it just popped into my head when I was trying to find one for their family, that's so cool! :D

      Maybe y'all are related??? Conspiracy theory... πŸ˜‚

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  27. (I realized I never commented on this post for some reason, but here I go) your characters seem really interesting, and I love the facts about them, also I love that one of your characters is a singer/songwriter.
    -Quinley

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