I while ago I was nominated by fellow blogger Amy Doepker to share a bit about the main character of my current Work in Progress. Well, I got a lot of good feedback from sharing Bridgid so I thought I would do a version for her partner in crime and leading man.
1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Milo Reznik – Fictional
2. When and where is the story set?
The not so, but still a bit, distant future, in what’s left of the U.S. – now called Elysia – Half takes place in the Colorado/Nevada area and the rest traipsing across the country to the East Coast (well, what’s left of it). Unlike Bridgid, Milo is from the Southern Province, which specializes in science and engineering facilities; his mom is a big scientists down there and his dad was an engineer, his older brother is also there and an engineer.
3. What should we know about him/her?
Milo is a pretty quiet guy. His best friend Asher keeps the attention off Milo, who likes to stand in the background and watch everyone, he makes me think a bit of Legolas. Always there, definitely smart and capable, but spending his time calculating and running through all the possible effects of things, which some people can take as being detached and hostile. He’s a natural leader though, and when forced into the role he flourishes. He’s also got some big secrets, these keep him at an arms length from Bridgid when they first meet, but as they open up to each other she realizes how similar they are and they make a great team – he definitely pushes her to accept her potential as a leader and to step out of the shadows she’s somewhat reluctantly occupied for most of her life. He’s also wickedly smart, has strong convictions, and doesn’t take crap from anyone.
4. What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Like Bridgid, Milo lost a parent, and it turns out their parents deaths are related. But, because of his mother and Asher’s roles in a rebel group, he is working on discovering the real reason behind his fathers death. This role estranges him from his brother though. He’s also in the same situation as Bridgid and the rest of the students in the Cultural Preservation branch of The University, which means he’s being watched like a hawk and is then thrust into the wilderness on a mission that has a steep price for failure.
5. What is the personal goal of the character?
Besides hiding his role in a rebel group from his peers and teachers, he’s recruiting Bridgid, and trying to climb the ranks of the rebels to find out what happened to his father (and Bridgid’s mother). He is completely dedicated to the rebel cause though, and want’s to expose the manipulative ways of Elysia above all.