Once a month Sky and Georgie will be posting a list of 10 questions for you to answer about your characters. You can use the same character every month, or choose a new one for each set of questions. Your call. You can answer all the questions, just one, or however many you have the time and energy to answer. Just go for it and have fun.
This month I will be combining the June/July and July/August questions, since I did not get a chance to answer the former, and this month's Beautiful Person will be the hero of my novel Wordcrafter:
1. What kind of music does he like?
Justin likes a variety of music, but dislikes heavy rock, rap, and heavy metal. He prefers peaceful or cheery songs, and I was just realizing the other day that he would probably like the style of Owl City.
2. Does he like to go outside?
Justin is an outdoorsy person, as long as the outdoors is fairly tame.
3. Is he naturally curious?
No, not really.
4. Right or left handed?
5. Favorite color?
Blue, very light or very dark.
6. Where is he from?
Justin describes himself as a British mutt: he has a little bit of everything in him. He has some Irish from his mother’s side, Scottish, Welsh, and a little English from his father’s. His family moved around frequently when he was young and he spent most of his first six years in southern Ireland, but when he was seven or eight his parents moved to a farm outside Edinburgh.
7. Any enemies?
As he develops friendships, he also develops enemies. I can’t say any more than that.
8. What are his quirks?
He has a habit of rubbing the side of his right hand, which is always stained with ink and graphite, against his trousers. If under extreme mental strain, he takes to straightening his things obsessively.
9. What kinds of things get on his nerves?
People touching his books and being interrupted during his writing. Also, forward women.
10. Is he independent, or needs others to help out?
Justin is more dependent than independent.
11. What is his biggest secret?
That his father committed suicide.
12. Has he ever been in love?
The first time he has been in love was when he fell for Jamie Fairbairn.
13. What is his comfort food?
Tea. Not really a food, but he loves Ceylon.
14. Does he play a musical instrument? If so, what?
Justin does not play an instrument, but he does have a good singing voice; he used to be in a choir as a boy and the talent stuck around.
15. What color are his eyes? Hair?
Justin has brown hair and coffee-brown eyes.
16. Does he have any pets?
Ram, his horse, is the only ‘pet’ he has. As a child he used to have two squirrels.
17. Where is his favorite place to be?
Justin has a lot of comfort places—the park; the library and his bedroom in Tera; the pastures. He likes quiet, meditative places.
18. What are some of his dreams or goals?
Before meeting Ethan and going to Tera, Justin’s biggest dream was earning enough money to leave the plant at which he was working and write for a living. He wants very much to be married, a dream he very rarely talks about.
19. Does he enjoy sports?
Justin is not cut out for sports—physically or mentally—and has no interest in participating in or watching them.
20. What is his favorite flower or plant?
He is fond of honeysuckle.