Meet Ava and Mack

Meet two of the four characters in the book I’m writing now. You might notice some of the questions are not answered and that’s because they either don’t apply to the character or it would give away part of the mystery in the story. Some of these things might change as I continue writing. The characters kind of like to take over the story.

  1. Name: Ava Sinclaire
  2. Nicknames: Quickie
  3. Age: 22
  4. Height: 5’7
  5. Physical appearance: Long black hair that is always in a ponytail, skinny, nose ring, hazel eyes.
  6. Occupation: None.
  7. First thing people will notice about this character: Her wheelchair and/or dog.
  8. Defining gestures/movements: She walks with a limp, plays with wheelchair brakes when she’s nervous and doesn’t smile often.
  9. Problems this character faces: Homelessness, trying to get a job, people problems, to name a few…
  10. What is the character’s home like? Often cold, uncomfortable and not very homey. She’s homeless.
  11. Family? None. She only had her parents, but they died.
  12. What are the character’s hobbies? Talking to her two friends and playing with her dog.
  13. What are your character’s positive traits/greatest strengths/skills? Selfless, independent, doesn’t give up. She is very observant; she’s good at paying attention to detail. Dog training.
  14. Negative traits/weaknesses: Hard time asking for help, pessimistic, animals.
  15. What does he/she want most? A place to call home and a job.
  16. His/her fears: Losing the very few people she has and living on the streets forever.
  17. What is something this character doesn’t know about him or herself? She doesn’t know what she wants in a career.
  18. Religion:
  19. Key phrases this character uses:
  20. Proudest moment:
  21. Regrets:
  22. Does the character have any habits? Being negative, playing with brakes when she is nervous, burping, babbling.
  23. Enemies: Herself, or maybe the world.
  1. Name: Mack Winterbottom
  2. Nicknames:
  3. Age: 26
  4. Height: 5’10
  5. Physical appearance: Short brown hair, big brown eyes, skinny, always wears shorts.
  6. Occupation: Works in a coffee house/library. He reads his poetry for the guests as entertainment.
  7. First thing people will notice about this character: His eyes.
  8. Defining gestures/movements: Scratches head a lot, walks slow. Look at question 22.
  9. Problems this character faces: Problems arise when he tries to help Ava and another problem that I can’t mention.
  10. What is the character’s home like? Small, white, one-bedroom house. He lives with his girlfriend.
  11. Family? Adoptive parents, but he’s not in contact with them.
  12. What are the character’s hobbies? Poetry, reading, listening to music.
  13. What are your character’s positive traits/greatest strengths/skills? Polite, calm, good listener, supportive, writing poetry.
  14. Negative traits/weaknesses: Reserved, doesn’t really have any goals for himself and a weakness I can’t mention.
  15. What does he/she want most? To not repeat the past.
  16. His/her fears: Ending up like Ava and repeating the past.
  17. What is something this character doesn’t know about him or herself? A lot.
  18. Religion:
  19. Key phrases this character uses: “um” “sir” “ma’am”
  20. Proudest moment: Stopping.
  21. Regrets: Starting.
  22. Does the character have any habits? Scratching his head, looks down when people make eye contact, humming, bites nails.
  23. Enemies: Himself

“The characters tell their story – I am merely the tool used to record it” ― Marti Melville.

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