It’s my second time linking up with Sky and Cait for Beautiful People! It was helpful last time and I’m excited to share my characters more with you guys!
For those of you that don’t know, Beautiful People is a meme designed to help writers learn more about their characters. The hosts (that’d be Sky @ Further Up and Further In, and Cait @ The Notebook Sisters) will give you 10 interview questions for you to answer on your own blogs. It’s open all month and starts on the fifth of every month!
I’m using Finn this month, he is a major character in my first WIP “The Island Killer.” Find out more about that story and my other WIP on my “About Me” page.
|This is the closest picture of Finn. He doesn’t have a beard though and is younger.
1) What does your character regret the most in their life?
Finn doesn’t regret much, he tries his hardest to live life to the fullest. If he were to regret anything it would probably be something that happened in his past. A time when he wasn’t there for a loved one or special event.
2) What is your character’s happiest memory? Most sorrowful memory?
He is generally a pretty relaxed and happy person, he makes the best of everything. If he had to pick a happy moment it would probably be a time when he just relaxed and had fun with his family. He’s happy with friends too, but family is the most important to him. He doesn’t have as close of bonds with friends. He doesn’t have too many sorrowful memories because he tries to be so bright side, it would probably be something that happened when he was pretty young like the death of a relative a little bit removed.
3) What majorly gets on your character’s nerves?
He’s one of those annoying people that never appears to get annoyed by anything, but he has a secret temper that rarely comes out. He may show frustration with a tough/stubborn and negative person (sound like someone we all know and love?), but he’ll keep it reserved and in check. The only time you’ll see him out of control mad is if you are messing with someone he loves.
4) Do they act differently when they’re around people as opposed to being alone? If so, how?
I think he is pretty much the same but probably a bit quieter and more reflective. He is always really happy and relaxed but he tries to talk more than he is really comfortable with around other people. Really he is pretty introverted, but he tries to be at least a “medium level” amount of talkative (I don’t know how to phrase it, sorry.) in public to fit in and make people happy.
5) What are their beliefs and superstitions? (Examples: their religion or lack of one, conspiracy theories, throwing salt, fear of black cats.)
He’s the kind of guy that is superstitious without being superstitious, ya know? He’s the guy that is going to teasingly warn you off of stepping on cracks, even though he knows its total bull, but still somewhere deep inside he can recognize that there may be a one in infinity chance that it could be real.
6) What are their catchphrases, or things they say frequently?
He doesn’t really have any (yet unless I come up with some to add in later) unless the person needs to relax then he will say relax a lot, but really the only real repetition in his speech is the fact that he pauses, interjecting things like, uh, and um.
7) Would they be more prone to facing fears or running from them?
Ooo, I don’t know, he is one of those people that appears and tries to be fearless, or at least has convinced themselves that they are. He’d probably end up doing a little bit of both. Maybe run then turn back to face them once he was ready, or just kind of be conflicted about how to handle his fears, torn between facing and running, not wanting to do either.
8) Do they have a good self image?
He’s doesn’t have self image issues, but he doesn’t flaunt it to impress people. He likes to look nice because he enjoys it, and he is confident, but he isn’t overly confident and he still has a few insecurities, who doesn’t?
9) Do they turn to people when they’re upset, or do they isolate themselves?
He does a little bit of both. He tends to keep it inside unless it’s absolutely necessary to talk to someone, but only if it is necessary to resolve the conflict that is upsetting him and only with the specific person that the conflict is directly with. (that was kind of a muddy explanation, sorry.) However, he doesn’t really isolate himself. He does spend, more time that usual alone, but family time is even more important to him when he is upset, even if it is just sitting quietly with them.
10) If they were standing next to you would it make you laugh or cry?
Finn would hope you’d laugh but who knows? If you cried it would probably be tears of sheer joy, or from laughing too hard.