Get to Know Your Characters
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Beautiful People is a writing blog meme that is hosted by Cait at Paperfury and Sky at FurtherUpFurtherIn! Essentially, every month they post a series of questions for writers to answer about their questions to get to know your characters better. If you’re a writer, I highly recommend checking out Beautiful People! Click on the image above to go to Cait’s post for Beautiful People for March.
Character Highlight: Whitney
Today I’m answering questions about Whitney, the protagonist in the first novel I ever completed!
You might be interested in: Writing My First Novel, Part 1
What’s their favourite book/movie/play/etc.?
Whitney loves trashy romance novels, but her favorite book is a non-fiction encyclopedia of the different races and species in her world.
Is there anything they regret doing?
She regrets that she didn’t take action more in her childhood growing up. Whitney kind of let life slide right by her and was a passive participant. As such, she was thrust into a world she didn’t want to be a part of.
If they were sick or wounded, who would take care of them and how?
Depending on the circumstances, it would be any of the friends she had around her. But usually she doesn’t want to ask anyone for help (even though she expects them to offer anyway).
Is there an object they can’t bear to part with and why?
Whitney doesn’t get emotionally attached to anything very easily. While she is very materialistic, she doesn’t actually care about any objects.
What are 5 ways to win their heart (or friendship)?
- Showing her that you undeniably care about her
- Being playful
- Challenging the ways she thinks and acts
- Not being fake or pretending to like her just because she’s pretty/rich/has status/ etc.
- Helping her figure out her path in life
Describe a typical outfit for them from top to bottom.
In the summer, Whitney lives in dresses. Pretty, high-quality,strappy sandals on her feet; short, pale green dress. No jewelry.
What’s their favorite type of weather?
She loves summer and autumn! Warm weather, a cool breeze.
What’s the worst fight they’ve ever been in?
She doesn’t really get into any fights until after the story begins and… well, spoilers. But it’s the climax at the end! She’s completely out of energy by the end and basically ends up watching as her friends get beat up while she is slumped all helplessly against a tree lol.
What names or nicknames have they been called throughout their life?
Whitney is called Whit sometimes by her friends.
What makes their heart feel alive?
Good weather, and learning about other people. Talking to them about their experiences, likes and dislikes, etc.
Check out my Writing Journal blog posts:
- Writing My First Novel, Part 5: OUTLINING AFTER THE FIRST DRAFT? 1 YEAR REFLECTION
- My Second Book: A NEW TALE! OUTLINING?!
- Writing My First Novel, Part 4: I FINISHED THE FIRST DRAFT??!!
Let’s talk about it
There you have it! A little insight into my main character for the first book I’ve ever written. I’ll be doing different characters probably for each new edition of Beautiful People so that I don’t give too much away about any one character.
Are you participating in Beautiful People? If you’re a writer, you definitely should! Check out this month’s post by Cait at Paperfury.