Beautiful People : August Edition

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Beautiful People : For Writers and Dreamers

The answers for these questions are for one of my main characters: Christopher. He is a detective and I need to flesh him out a little more. Aside from the six pack and a good tan, I think he has to be a lot more than just eye- candy to be a detective… so without further ado…

I have done Beautiful People blog hop before, you can read it here (March. And another here. Then I got lazy, with travelling and kids.

What are they addicted to/can’t live without?

He is addicted to prescription medication, at this rate I think it should be a sleeping pill rather than a painkiller. I haven’t decided yet, but he cannot live without *hmmm* going to the gym.

Name 3 positive and 3 negative qualities about your character.

3 Positives : courageous, determined, careful
3 negatives: racist, chauvinistic, messy

Are they holding onto something they should get rid of?

A grudge, definitely emotional baggage…

If 10 is completely organized and 1 is completely messy, where do they fall on the scale?

Probably a 3, bad enough that other people does his organizing for him in the office.

What most frustrates them about the world they live in?

So many Asians, quote politician Pauline Hanson (she’s a real person): Asian Invasion. That and Dominos Pizza is shrinking.

How would they dress for a night out? How would they dress for a night in?

On summers night it would be just shorts for a night IN. For a night out, a black shirt with jeans, because he can.

How many shoes do they own, and what kind?

Asics running shoes, a black dress shoe and loafers/ slippers whatever you call them.

Do they have any pets? What pet do they WISH they had?

He is not a pet person, due to the nature of his work. But he might wish he has a pet Rottweiler to watch his back.

Is there something or someone that they resent? Why and what happened?

His ex-wife who had ran off with an Asian (he never knew exactly which nationality) pilot.

What’s usually in their fridge or pantry?

Protein bars and more protein bars…

I need your help!

Suggest something that I could change in the list, and I might consider it. IF my book ever gets published I promise to put your name on the thank list =d

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10 thoughts on “Beautiful People : August Edition

  1. I used to have this exact same blog theme…I love it! I think it’s cool how you’ve sculpted his backstory to give him concrete reasons (not that any reason is an excuse for being racist, but from a writing sense xp) to have his character flaws.

    1. this blog theme is very cute! I like it very much. Yes! no excuse of being racist, some people seem to think that they are not but they really are?

  2. First and foremost, I find myself loving Christopher already, despite his flaws. Way to write :D! The personality and quirk of the character is fun.
    Secondly, having a character who is both racist and chauvinistic while not being (or at least not seeming like) a villain is rather bold, and it makes an interesting character. I admire you for that.
    Lastly, as to your suggestion request, I do have a few small ones. Perhaps you could touch on the Rottweiler fantasy by giving Christopher a friend or a neighbor who has one. Also, I like how the ex-wife plot fits with–yet doesn’t at all justify–his racism (which seems mostly toward Asians); one is left feeling that is the cause, while not being sure enough to say so decidedly, so in the story i’d say maybe expand on that or at least be sure to include it somewhere. And lastly, another one of his negative traits is chauvinism. To was degree is that? Is it “bah women never trust them, rah rah men rock”, or is it a more subtle “youre a girl, this is dangerous, you shouldnt be involved”? Maybe clear that up or at least expand on it.

    ~Bekah the Bookworm

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