New Year, New Character Sketch

Post date: Jan 10, 2018 10:41:56 PM

Oh wow, it's been a while. I guess the holidays really caught up with me. I've been busy typing away on another story. Pounding the keyboard into submission while writing and editing. Trying to hone my ideas into a rough shape, a great plot, fun characters, and surprising twists.

Well, it's a new year so I'll continue something old and write another character sketch.

She's a broken woman with neglect and abuse in her past. Having been in a controlling relationship once, she never wants to repeat it. She hides behind a facade of self-confidence; hoping to fake it long enough to actually find it. Except, it isn't a mask. If she ever realized it, she'd be truly powerful. Breathtaking, she comes by her charm naturally and has an unabashed love for all things nerd.

Still, she flirts, seeking attention from anyone and everyone. Yet, when she hooks someone, she doesn't know what to do. All too aware that last time she allowed affection close, it bit her. So, she teases and manipulates, hoping to find power and worth in the misery of others. For, sadly, it's true that misery loves company and if she can make someone feel worse than she feels, she can gain some semblance of power.

What do you think? Have you met someone like her? Would you want to? How would you react if you did? How would your favorite characters? Can you see a story forming around her?