Beautiful People is a monthly linkup hosted by the fantastic Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up. It’s designed to give writers and bloggers a chance to (A) to help you get to know your characters better, and (B) share your writing projects. This is my first time participating, so I might be a little shaky, but I adore the idea behind this and am looking forward to continuing in the next months.
So, this month we’re taking a peek at our characters. Quite literally. I’ve been working on a novel draft for a few days now, and I have a pretty strong idea of what my main character Finley looks like, so here goes.
Give a brief overview of their looks.
Tall, athletic, but still feminine, with curves and a broad smile. A Parisian face, full of shadows and color, with medium-sized eyes.
What is the first thing people might notice about them?
She’s a big girl. Not fat, not at all, but she does crossfit and is generally very active, so they’d probably notice her overall physicality.
What are their unique features?
A bit of a crooked smile, and very thick brown hair that’s usually thrown into a bun or a tight ponytail.
How tall are they? What is their build?
She’s about 5’9″, has a thick, firm build, and carries herself like a warrior.
Your character has been seen on a “lazy day”: what are they wearing and how do they look?
Probably some shitty sweatpants and a tank top, with no makeup (not that she usually wears a lot of makeup) and bags under her eyes.
Do they wear glasses, accessories, or jewelry on a regular basis? Do they have any article of clothing or accessory that could be considered their trademark?
Well, she does have this trenchcoat… #lolnothatsforsherlockandcas. I don’t think she has a regular look, she’s very average/go with the flow about fashion, and doesn’t pay much attention to it.
Have they ever been bullied or shamed because of their looks?
I think she physically intimidates most people, so she’s been free of a lot of body shaming. Also, she’s been fairly healthy and fit for most of her life, so it’s not a big deal. She has a big secret, so she’s building up strength and working out in an attempt to block it out and be strong.
Are they happy with how they look? If they could change anything about their appearance, what would it be?
Probably her eyes, she’s wanted bigger eyes since the day she was born.
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So, what do you think of my character? Does she strike you as unique, boring, mysterious… and be honest. I had a lot of fun creating her, so I hope her character stays strong as I continue working on my draft.