Sunday, January 22, 2012
Bits and Pieces make a Character
I'm a college basketball fan (go Jayhawks!) a novice quilter, a history geek of the first water, pursuer of new words and phrases, Psych addict, Criminal Minds fan, and seafood avoider.
All these pieces and bits make up who I am. Alone, they're random lists. Arranged correctly, they're me.
Like fictional characters. The ones that are the most interesting, the ones we relate to the best, are not any ONE thing. They are a lot of things. More than just a waitress or a rancher or a photographer or a cop.
My current heroine is an Irish/Norwegian lass of immigrant parents who longs to do something big and amazing. She's a crusader. She never backs down from a fight, and she likes to sew. She's a quick study, and a loyal friend. I'm not sure where she stands on the cartoons or college basketball, but she's more than just a waitress.
When someone says interesting characters, I think of Sherlock Holmes, brilliant, addicted to cocaine, musician, lonely and driven. Jo Beth Sidden, independent, loyal, dog lover, smoker, domestic violence victim, and not afraid to break the law to help out a friend. Kit Fielding, jockey, powerful personality, resourceful, twin brother, and grandson.
Lots of pieces put together to form a whole picture, a whole character who is interesting and different from anyone else.
So, who comes to mind when you think of an interesting character?
In other fun news, I'm hanging out with Jessica R. Patch over at her blog: http://jessicarpatch.blogspot.com/ We'd love it if you stopped by to chat!
Oh, and today, my Baby Boy turns 16. Happy Birthday, Jamester!