Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beautiful people

I had a lovely Spring break last week. I did a lot of absolutely nothing. Stayed up late every night and slept in every day. I also started planning a television show, which I will begin writing in April. It's a detective show.

Here is my entry for the Beautiful People monthly writing event. Georgianna of Before My Penn Has Gleaned started this event with a friend as a way of getting to know each other's fictional characters. I have written it on my detective character.

What is your characters full name?

Jenna Sparks.

Does his/her name of a special meaning?

No, not really. I just liked it.

Does your character have a methodical or disorganized personality?

Her life is disorganized but her mind is methodical. Her office is a mess and she forgets things all the time, but she never, ever forgets the details of the case.

Does he/she think inside themselves more than they talk out loud to their friends? (more importantly, does he/she actually have friends?)

She seems to have lots of friends, but it is not apparent why. She is nice when she's with them, but otherwise she forgets about them. She never remembers birthdays.

She is also not much of a conversationalist. She talks to people, but she is always awkward and she doesn't know how to be smooth and tactful. She also has no moral issue with telling lies, but she is terrible at it. Everyone can tell she is lying to them.

 Is there something he/she is afraid of?

She is currently in hiding from an angry former client. She is afraid that he will find her.

Because of what happened with that client, she is also petrified of being wrong. She has become obsessed with double and triple-checking her facts.

 Does he/she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph?

I think she is secretly a very good singer, but she would never sing in public.

 What is his/her favorite book? (or genre of book)

Despite (or because of) the fact that mystery is the nature of her life, she has no interest in reading mystery stories in her free time. She sometimes reads chick lit, but she always feels silly after she does.

 Who is his/her favorite author and/or someone that inspires him/her?

I don't think she's ever really thought about it. She is very focused on herself and what she's doing; she doesn't look to the outside world for inspiration.

 Favorite flavor of ice cream?

Mango. (I have no idea if this is a real thing or not. It sounds yummy, though.)

 Favorite season of the year?




Georgianna Penn said...

Awesome! You're doing Beautiful People! I've been having a ton of fun with it.

Jenna sounds like she's perfect mystery solver material. I love detective stories (Sherlock Holmes fan here) so I was intrigued as soon as I saw that word. ;)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, detective show in April....sounds like Script Frenzy to me! :D or am I wrong? ;)

Your character sounds very interesting; some one I might get along with, especially how she sings very well but never would sing in public. That is me totally1 :D

Sangu said...

I love character introductions/bios like this - always so interesting!

Mango IS a flavour! I've had it about a million times and it's lovely!