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Old 10-31-2008, 11:34 PM
Lauren Lauren is offline
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I made this up today while I was bored/inspired. It's sort of an exercise where you create a character using only one sentence, which must capture a major part of their personality...but in a subtle way.

For example, here are four that I came up with:


Hanna was the sort of person that her parents longed to kick out of their home.

If Zo was a bird, he would have chosen to be a swift-winged, narrow-eyed hawk, prowling with grace.

Victoire was not the sort of person you would want to walk up to on the street and ask for the time.

At least twice a day Scipio was told to be less like a boy and more like a man.



I like it because it gives you a quirky grounding point for building a character. Try it - it's really fun!

[And no one steal these names/characters. I am using them for my next book]

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Old 11-01-2008, 02:27 AM
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Rowan was the kind of girl who could be covered in mud but still look graceful.
Benjamin was the kind of person who you wouldn't say no to, the sword resting on his hip probably helped.


Haha, this is fun. I'll do more later. Don't take those characters, they're in my book Holding Siege.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:28 AM
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Hey cool - and I like the name "Holding Siege". Awesome.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:59 AM
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Maya didn't mind having the brain of a jack-o-lantern--she had the heart of an author anyways.

You could take away her family, and her laptop, and all of her books, but if you took away her pen and notebook, Sara is sure to kill you later.

Lisa was the girl that everyone would ask for her autograph when Jim Carrey was standing right next to her.

If Alice said something important and then die, it would be, "Tell Bonnie that...I hate her and go to freaking H*ll."
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:43 AM
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Matt has a big heart and strong desires, sometimes his friends keep them hidden.

Callie might be geeky but she really is the most popular girl in her school.

Natalie might have been underestimated once, but the yellow belt around her waist makes that unlikely to happen again.


This is fun!
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:46 AM
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Ebony was the sort of girl, that if you just so hapenned to glance at her, you'd be instantly in love with her.

If Rilese was a candy, she'd be toffee, soft when you looked at her, but hard if you got to know her.

One look at Caree and you'd think, what a meatball but his notepad revealed much more than what met the eye.
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:37 PM
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Hey I'm back!!!!!! Onwards...

If Holly could be an animal, any animal at all, she would be a unicorn, because maybe being hidden wasn't so bad.

If Bonnie could take one look at herself from another person's eyes, she wouldn't think she was mean like everyone else does, she would think that red isn't her color.
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Syrian is possibly the most beautiful backstabber of all time, and the back stabbing part should be taken literally.

Demetria would be perfectly normal if she wasn't being ruthlessly stalked by herself.

Caleb does not believe in good or evil, making him all the more evil, however he cannot be evil because he does not believe that evil exists.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:28 PM
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You could give Ravi a knife, or a spear, or a bow and arrow and be able to trust her, but don't trust her without a visible weapon.

Most people thought Ravi was harmless and average; one couldn't be further from the truth.

Ravi appeared a jokester and a troublemaker, and that was true-- sometimes.
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You might have mistaken Quella for your third grade choir teacher with the heavy excess of makeup, the blinding smiles, and the intention to murder you afterwards.

Delora seemed like the typical insane aunt locked in a chamber somewhere, but her eyes showed otherwise.
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