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If you check the sidebar to the right, you'll see a little poll I'm running.
I've been thinking a lot lately about character quirks and how adding a few here and there can really affect who your character is and how they react in given situations.
This thinking has caused me to become more observant, especially those close to me--especially myself.
I'm a 'gimme my space, don't try to hug me or I'll go ninja on you' kinda girl. I don't naturally hug people--except those in my own family.
My son is a hugger. He's apt to break out in a spontaneous drive by 'mugging' at any time. He needs hugs from his mom to fill up his 'I am loved' cup.
I'm trying to figure out how to work this trait into one of my stories. I've got some mail-order bride novellas coming up, and I've been toying with the idea of making one of the brides a spontaneous hugger and her groom a 'keep your distance' kinda guy. :) One will have to convince the other that they should change their ways. I'm putting my money on the bride. :D
How about you? Please take the time to take the poll, then let me know if you've ever used this character trait or something similar in a story.