Friday, 1 February 2013

Imaginary Friend Bloghop





Hello, and welcome to the Imaginary Friend Bloghop - in celebration of the one year anniversary of Annalisa Crawford's book, Cat and the Dreamer! I'll be co-hosting with Annalisa, and here are the details!

We want to know about your imaginary friend. What were they called? How old were you? Were they naughty or nice? If you didn't have one, were there ever times when you could really have used one? Did you ever set fire to your mum's favourite rug and have to take the blame yourself?

Annalisa will be offering a £10/$10 Amazon gift voucher for her favourite post, and I'll be offering a three chapter critique for mine.




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So, my imaginary friend. Well, when I sat down to think about this, I remembered that I never really had an imaginary friend. However, that isn't entirely true. You see, I've always been a writer, even as a child. So my imaginary friends came in the form of the characters I created for my stories. They became very real for me, I used to have conversations with them in my head, and sometimes pretended they were actually with me so I could experience things with them.I never tried to make my mum set an extra place for dinner for them or anything, but I did spend a lot if time with them - often completely tuned out from the real world while I talked to my "friends."

Nothing much has really changed, to be honest LOL!

Please hop around to the other blogs participating in the hop, and have fun!

34 comments:

  1. We have that imaginary friend in common. I don't recall a specific friend growing up, but my characters are screaming at me now. lol

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  2. I actually role-play with my characters - I'll take the part of one and imagine the other. Sometimes I do this on a bus (in my head, of course) but I still find myself making facial expressions!

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  3. Sometimes it's a job to make them stop talking!

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  4. I didn't have them either, but by your way of looking at it, I do now! :)

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  5. Imagine if you would have asked your mother to set places at the table for all the characters of your story! :)

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  6. I don't recall having an imaginary friend while growing up. I do what Annalisa does, role play with my characters. It's only awkward when someone who doesn't know what I'm doing walks in on me.

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  7. Ha ha ha! I suspected if imaginary friends were a "writer" thing. I believe you just confirmed my suspicions! Thanks for hosting this fun blog hop.

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  8. I once set a place for one my son's imaginary friends. :)

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  9. I'm sorry! I forgot you were cohosting! I'm going to go fix my post. . .
    Love this post! I hadn't thouht about that. I guess I do have imaginary friends!

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  10. I was the exact same way! I think most writers can relate to this.

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  11. You are such an outside the box thinker. I never had an imaginary friend either, which is why I didn't join the blogfest. Thanks for pointing out that our characters are our imaginary friends.

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  12. This is such a good point, I used to make up stories in my head as a kid but I didn't think about those characters as my imaginary friends. Glad I still have them now.

    Thanks for hosting this fun hop!

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  13. I guess I've gathered a lot of imaginary friends over the years. They're gradually popping up in my books.

    I'm enjoying your hop.

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  14. Yes writing can create enough imaginary characters to compete with any imaginary friend.

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  15. That sounds like my childhood too. Except I often used my stuffed animals to play the parts of my characters :)

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  16. That's right - now you can enjoy making up those friends all you want.

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  17. Our stories make the best friends. :) Have a great weekend, Kyra!

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  18. Yes! Imaginary friends often become characters. :)

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  19. haha...you sound just like me as a kid. I was always off in my own head with people I'd either made up or real people I knew but put into crazy imaginary situations that could never happen in real life so I could then valiantly rescue them. hehe...

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  20. I'm totally with Cherie! My imaginary friends all became book characters!

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  21. I still do that too! I can't imagine living without having all those characters in my head. I'm always entertained. Darn real life keeps interrupting my fun! ;) Thanks for co-hosting this fun bloghop.

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  22. I understand about hanging out with your characters in your head. I think it is great to get lost in one's own mind. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and co-hosting this great bloghop.

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  23. I never had an imaginary friend that I made up, but as a child I used to think the characters on TV shows were my friends like Punky Brewster and the girls from Full House.

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  24. I was curious to see if anyone mentioned the characters that ran around in their heads would be considered imaginary friends. If so, I had about 30 imaginary friends growing up.
    Thanks for the bloghop. So much fun.

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  25. I didn't have any imaginary friends, but I was a huge day dreamer. I imagined being a ballerina, a great at sports, even an Olympian. :)

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  26. I posted all about my very embarrassing imaginary friend, but I also had an imaginary pet. Most girls I knew had imaginary ponies or horses and would fantasise about braiding their manes, mine had a mane too, but it was lion (there was also a Bambi-type deer for a while, but he disappeared, I hope the lion was lying when he said the deer just ran away). I think being an only child added to my interaction with the non-existent.

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  27. I think I had heaps of imaginary friends - we played with Barbies a lot but gave them new personalities, and even recorded stories onto tape. haha.

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  28. Well, this is a super fun idea ;-)

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  29. Kyra, love this! I totally had imaginary friends... and my first novel was based off of this idea, LOL. :D

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  30. Nice post! Do you still think of your characters as imaginary friends? I suppose for me they could be since I spend so much time with them in my head. :)

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  31. I had imaginary bullies...which I fought back against and turned the tables on. :)

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  32. I can see how imaginary friends can be healthy as people can release things they don't want to share with others. Glad you didn't set an extra plate for them at the table though.

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  33. Fun bloghop! Mine is going up tomorrow. I love the characters as friends thing, though most of my characters would have just led me into trouble.

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  34. Excellent bloghop, Kyra and Annalisa - sorry I missed it.

    I love your story about all your friends you talked to in your head - no wonder your characters are so vibrant and lifelike now. :D

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