Happy Tuesday Friends,
We’re nearing the end of August and once again I’m cutting it close for Beautiful People! But at least it’s going to be up!
The Beautiful People monthly blog meme is hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In! Each month, these lovely ladies post ten questions designed to help writers tap into the quirks and qualities of their characters. Then writers link up their posts and jump around the blogosphere discovering the ‘Beautiful People’ that have been created
I was going to give a different character a chance to shine, but I decided to stick with Keira for another round. If you missed my first Beautiful People post, check it out HERE!
And now, here’s a closer look into Keira’s appearance!
Give a brief overview of their looks. (Include a photo if you want!)
Keira stands tall at about 5’5 with long chestnut locks that she likes to braid on one side. Her most distinguishing feature is her purple eyes — a descriptive feature that is also essential to the story’s premise.
Here’s a recent drawing that my amateur hand composed:
Share a snippet that involves description of their appearance.
In the reflection of the waters, she caught a glimpse of her purple pirate eyes. A cool breeze blew through her tangled brown locks, the salty water dousing her, refreshing her.
What is the first thing people might notice about them?
Definitely going to say the purple eyes. Some of them know what it might symbolize, others are just amazed by the sight of them.
What are their unique features? (Ex: freckles, big ears, birthmark, scars, etc.)
As mentioned, Keira’s unique feature is her purple eyes.
How tall are they? What is their build (Ex: stocky, slender, petite, etc.)
Keira’s an average sized girl, about 5’5 in height and slender, but muscular. She’s been raised on a pirate ship, so she’s done a lot of strength building.
What is their posture like? How do they usually carry themselves?
Keira’s stubborn and walks with her head high to convince others that she is brave and strong and unaffected by the hardships of the past. Head high. Eyes forward. Chin up.
Your character has been seen on a “lazy day” (free from usual routine/expectations): what are they wearing and how do they look?
Keira’s life is often full of lazy days. Travelling the oceans allows for many moments of relaxation. She often wears the same loose white blouse and navy trousers. When it’s really warm, she opts for a sleeveless top.
Do they wear glasses, accessories, or jewelry on a regular basis? Do they have any article of clothing or accessory that could be considered their trademark?
She doesn’t wear many accessories before the start of Pirate Eyes. I can’t say that stays true true throughout the entirety of the novel, but to say more would be to spoil. And River Song really doesn’t like that ;P
Have they ever been bullied or shamed because of their looks? Explain!
Both, but only during Pirate Eyes and I really can’t say more than that 😉 Darn these spoilers!
Are they happy with how they look? If they could change anything about their appearance, what would it be?
Keira is content with how she looks, there really isn’t much she would change if she could, though she does regret what her purple eyes seem to point towards…
Well, that’s it for this month’s Beautiful People! Any thoughts on Keira? Feel free to express them in the comments! And if you have your own Beautiful People link, feel free to share that too so that I can check out your beautiful characters 🙂
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,