Sunday, June 15, 2014

Beautiful People | Masara

This week I discovered this fantastic blog link-up called Beautiful People. The host blog, The Notebook Sisters, post new questions for your characters at the beginning of each month and then you get to answers them. After that, you link your blog on their page and other writers or readers can click on it to learn about your characters and you can learn about other people's characters. I'm really excited about this! 
The character that I chose to do for this set of questions is Masara, the main character from my science fiction novel Crec. Let's get right into the questions!

1) What is their full name and is there a story behind why they got it? 
Masara M. Gold. There's not much of a story behind her first name; her parents just really liked the name Masara. The middle initial comes from her mom's maiden name, Morgan. In the future Earth Masara lives on, the classic middle name disintegrated from culture. Everyone uses their mother's maiden name initial as their middle initial.

2) How old are they, and when were they born? 
Masara is fifteen and was born on September 17th.

3) Describe their physical appearance. 
Masara has long, wavy, brown hair and mud brown eyes. She has an oval shaped face and is smaller in build and stature—about five foot three inches in height. 
Bonus questions 1: What is their race/nationality/ethnicity? 
Bonus questions 2: Do you have a picture of them? If so, include it!
A photo of Georgie Henley that
looks exactly like Masara

4) Describe your character's personality first in one word, and then elaborate with a few sentences. 
Suspicious. Masara is suspicious of both people and events. Her inquisitive mind and over-analytical thought process doesn't allow for much to pass through her filter. While she may not always act on these suspicions, she notices danger in things and people where others don't.

5) What theme song(s) fit their personality and story arc?
Probably "This Is Home" by Switchfoot. I've been looking for better songs for my characters and I know there's probably a more suited one out there than this. But this one, especially the first verse, captures her fairly well.

6) Which one of the seven deadly sins describes your character? 
Envy. Not necessarily of possessions but of courage. She looks at her best friend Piper and sees in her a fearlessness that Masara has lost.

7) If they were an element (fire, water, earth, air), which one would they be? 
Earth. Masara has a set opinion on things, won't be moulded into someone else's plans, is stubborn and unshakeable.

8) What is their favourite word? 

9) Who’s one person they really miss? (It could be someone who’s passed away, or someone they’re not close to anymore, or someone who’s moved away.) 
Her dad. Because of his job, Masara hardly ever gets to see him anymore.

10) What sights, sounds, and smells remind them of that person?
Her brother's and her own cutlass sword, and cinnamon or the two big ones. Her dad taught her and her older brother, Trey how to use a sword and gifted them each with their own one Christmas. As far as the cinnamon goes, her dad used to bake cinnamon twists Saturday mornings when she was a kid and so the smell of it reminds her of him. 

And so that wraps up the questions! If you want to read more posts like this or write your own, click here.
If you want to check out the Pinterest board from Masara's world, follow this link

If a character I mentioned in Masara's answers interested you (despite the little information XD) or you know of some others that I've mentioned in previous posts, be sure to comment below and I'll keep them in mind for the next set of questions.