This post is in place of my usual Writerly Post Wednesday.
It occurred to me, as I was contemplating which character I should do this month’s Beautiful People segment on, that I haven’t yet done a male character. My first two Beautiful People link-ups consisted of females only… so why not shake things up a bit? Today you get to meet James Bradford from my (possible NaNoWriMo 2014) novel, The Surreal, Lovely, and the Strange. I realized I didn’t know much about him — so I thought this would be a good way to flesh out his character better.
1) What does your character regret the most in their life?
2) What is your character’s happiest memory? Most sorrowful memory?
3) What majorly gets on your character’s nerves?
4) Do they act differently when they’re around people as opposed to being alone? If so, how?
5) What are their beliefs and superstitions?
6) What are their catchphrases, or things they say frequently?
(Yikes! This is a hard one.) Catchphrases, I’m not so sure about. However, he is likely to sprout off random scientific facts here and there.
7) Would they be more prone to facing fears or running from them?
8) Do they have a good self image?
Oh, definitely. James can be so confident sometimes that it boarders on arrogance. Unlike my other main character, Eloise, who is insecure and uncertain compared to him.
9) Do they turn to people when they’re upset, or do they isolate themselves?
Isolation, most certainly. What with his dead older brother, depressed mother, James doesn’t want to dump his problems on someone else. He works out his issues himself and himself alone. When he’s upset, James is likely to turn to science, to fact, to the one tangible thing he can understand.
10) If they were standing next to you would it make you laugh or cry?
Laugh. Even when he’s sad or upset, James is the sort of person who would cover their issues with humour and/or sarcasm.