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February 10, 2006

Freeday

Have been a bit preoccupied lately with the slow birth of a story. This is the first time I've stuck with one piece long enough to see it really flesh out. I am excited about it, I feel like this could be the one where I get to write "The End" on the last page.

One of the things I've concentrated on is developing believable characters, and I did this excercise to help move me towards that. It's basically just a questionnaire, but the implications direct you to some interesting conclusions. After doing it for all my primary and secondary characters, I kind of wanted to do it for myself, too. Forgive my obvious narcissism, and go ahead and indulge yourself too if you wanna. I won't judge you. But I might base a character on you!

1. Name: WonderGirl
2. Age: 30
3. Occupation: Domestic goddess and mother extraordinaire!
4. Residence: south La
5. Marital Status: Married
6. Children: three-5, 3, and 9mo.
7. Pets: Nameless cat
8. Religion: A free spirited Presbyterian
9. Drug: Whatever kills the pain. (tylenol, baby. Straight from the bottle.)
10. Food habits: I eat like a squirrel. A grilledchicken-loving squirrel.
11. Nervous habits: licking my lips
12. Hobby: writing/blogging
13. Dream: Under an umbrella, on a beach, journal in hand.
14. Fear: that being a good writer quite possibly makes me a bad everything else.
15. Clothes: realistically -casual and easy. But if I wasn't so lazy, I'd do a little more bohemian glam.
16. Secret: Oh I got issues. Too dark for publication, my dovies.
17. Worst thing that ever happened: Debts- which to be honest, just isn't that horrible a thing to me.
18. Fetish: Good smells.

Anyway, this little excercise really helped me understand a few things about my characters, and sent the story in a new direction. Very productive. And it gave me a freebie post for the day! Whoohoo!

Okay, I'm off to prop up my life again before it tumbles down around me. Have a good weekend, all!

Life in Lists , My So Called Writing | By WonderGirl | 10:55 AM

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1. Name: Thor-Axe
2. Age: 19
3. Occupation: Student and supervillain
4. Residence: In a hollowed out volcano in northern MS
5. Marital Status: Soon to be Married :)
6. Children: Nope
7. Pets: Peter, Freddy, & Keena (first two cats, second dog)
8. Religion: Christian, still deciding upon denomination
9. Drug: Allergy pills
10. Food habits: According to Thor-Axe's fiance, he's always hungry
11. Nervous habits: Fidgetting
12. Hobby: Gaming (both VGs and D&D)
13. Dream: Getting married. Which is only five and a half months away!
14. Fear: Giving up. I hate giving up.
15. Clothes: Wonka jacket, those shades you see cops wear on Cops, goggles above forehead. Basically Thor-Axe dresses like an anime reject.
16. Secret: Thor-Axe refuses to give away his secrets! Especially not on his archnemesis' blog!
17. Worst thing that ever happened: Having the world saved oh so many times by that cursed Wondergirl.
18. Fetish: Vanilla Italian Cream Soda. To be utterly blunt, they are simply heavenly.

...

That didn't seem villainous at all. Thor-Axe is so out of character at times...

Posted by: Thor-Axe the Impaler at February 10, 2006 10:07 PM

1. Name: Thor-Axe
2. Age: 19
3. Occupation: Student and supervillain
4. Residence: In a hollowed out volcano in northern MS
5. Marital Status: Soon to be Married :)
6. Children: Nope
7. Pets: Peter, Freddy, & Keena (first two cats, second dog)
8. Religion: Christian, still deciding upon denomination
9. Drug: Allergy pills
10. Food habits: According to Thor-Axe's fiance, he's always hungry
11. Nervous habits: Fidgetting
12. Hobby: Gaming (both VGs and D&D)
13. Dream: Getting married. Which is only five and a half months away!
14. Fear: Giving up. I hate giving up.
15. Clothes: Wonka jacket, those shades you see cops wear on Cops, goggles above forehead. Basically Thor-Axe dresses like an anime reject.
16. Secret: Thor-Axe refuses to give away his secrets! Especially not on his archnemesis' blog!
17. Worst thing that ever happened: Having the world saved oh so many times by that cursed Wondergirl.
18. Fetish: Vanilla Italian Cream Soda. To be utterly blunt, they are simply heavenly.

...

That didn't seem villainous at all. Thor-Axe is so out of character at times...

Posted by: Thor-Axe the Impaler at February 10, 2006 10:11 PM

Ugh. Ignore Thor-Axe, for he is not all here today.

Not only did he accidentally post twice...

... But he forgot that he is in fact 20, and not 19.

I blame the fact that I ate an entire box of fortune cookies. I don't know why I blame them, but they are surely to blame.

Posted by: Thor-Axe at February 11, 2006 2:55 AM

1. Name: The Mad Wolfwoman
2. Age: 19
3. Occupation: Student, writer of too much fanfiction, intern and general crazy person
4. Residence: The niche that is my desk
5. Marital Status: Engaged!
6. Children: Nay
7. Pets: One dog (Juliet) and three gerbil's (Severus, Lucius, and Darth Vader)
8. Religion: Methodist
9. Drug: Midol, Tylenol, and Advil are all applicable
10. Food habits: Tend to jump from eat one whole thing on my plate then focus on another and so on. Trying to stop that...
11. Nervous habits: Tapping feet/pencil and shifting incessantly
12. Hobby: Writing, drawing, and reading
13. Dream: Getting married and managing to publish a book.
14. Fear: Not succeeding in what I want to do in life.
15. Clothes: Varying between tight jeans, baggy khaki's, tight/baggy shirts of various nature's, and far too many jackets and hoodies than any sane person should reasonably own.
16. Secret: ^^ They're secret. Hee!
17. Worst thing that ever happened: I became sane for a few brief moments. But that quickly went away.
18. Fetish: Pocky. I have but one box left and I'm going into withdrawals already.

Posted by: The Mad Wolfwoman at February 11, 2006 9:12 PM

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