I was brainstorming a story and listening to the radio while driving the kids around. Meatloaf’s I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) came on. I changed the station, but the song got me thinking about my character and what I would do for them.
So far I have gotten in touch with my inner sailor for the heroine of my current wip because she drops the f-word like it’s a hot potato. For another heroine I have half choreographed an exotic dance to a Britney Sprears’ song. There’s a ship’s mast and some other props involved. I have written cheesy couplets for a secondary character to sing. I have learned pirate speak. For a future wip I will take up the piano again and write a sappy love song.
So what about you? What would you do for your characters? What have you done?