I haven’t done this in a while. But when I saw the new Beautiful People tag was up I couldn’t help but decided to do it. 🙂
Beautiful People is just a tag for writers where a couple of questions are asked about your book or character. These questions can be very helpful! 🙂
(click on the pic to go to this months tag)
I will be answering these questions for my WIP. 🙂
1. What first inspired this character? Is there a person/actor you based them off?
I don’t think there has ever been anything to inspire the characters I have. They all sort of just made their appearances in my brain and then later in my story. And their isn’t any person/actor that I base them off of. For some of my characters I will find actors that I think look some what like them. And so appearance wise I guess you could say I loosely base them off of actors.
2. Describe their daily routine.
This is different for each of my characters. For those I left in the village, it would be, get up, eat, work, come home and eat some more, relax, finish up unfinished work, and go to bed. For the three characters I am writing about now if probably would be just laying around bored, hoping that the King’s men don’t find them. 😉
3. If they joined your local high school, what clique would they fit into?
I don’t go to school…
Um, Austin, I know for a fact, would be a nerd. Amelia might be too. The rest of them are just kind of ‘normal’ I guess. Breanne is athletic though.
4. Write a list of things they merely tolerate. Ex: certain people, foods, circumstanced in their lives…
(I am only going to do this for Amelia)
People who…smack while eating, burp a lot on purpose, talk to much, makes messes, stutters.
5. How do they react in awkward silences?
Destiny: ‘Well this is awkward.’
The rest of them would probably just sit there trying to think of something to say, or some excuse for leaving.
6. Can they swim? If so how did they learn?
Breanne can not swim. But everyone else can. It is just one of those things that you learned how to do when you were little. When your parents thought you old enough to learn they would take you down to the nearest body of water and teach you how to swim.
7.What is one major event that helped shape who they are?
(This answer is for Destiny)
That no matter who you were your actions would always effect someone else whether you wanted it to or not.
8. What things do they value most in life?
If you were to ask this question of Breanne right know, I think she would say her memories.
9. Do they believe in giving other people second chances? Do they have any trust issues?
Destiny believes in second chances. She herself had been given a second chance and so has given some one else a second chance. She is a little hesitant to trust some one completely before she really knows them, but I don’t think I would call it a ‘trust issue’.
10. Your character is having a rough day…what things do they do to make them happy again? Is there anyone they talk/interact with to get in a better mood?
I think for Breanne the best thing for her to do when she is having a bad day is to just go somewhere where she can be alone and do something that she enjoys. Like reading a book. Maybe going on a short walk or run.
I doubt that talking to anyone would make her feel better. Most of the people she is around would be either annoyingly sympathetic or super sarcastic.