The new year is nearly here, and with it comes lots of hours of me writing. But I thought today I would share a little piece of planning with you. Chris’ character profile. Now, you might know Chris from A Whisper in the Night. Well, he’s now seventeen years old and he’s got his own story. (Or he will, when I get around to writing it. Don’t worry, I’m working on it.) So, have a character profile.
Full Name: Christopher Egan Ryan
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour: Brown
Appearance: Slightly taller than average, Chris has a strong, square jaw and forest green eyes. His hair is brown coloured and seems to be permanently messy. He is average sized when it comes to body weight.
Wants: To finish high school and work out what he wants to do with the rest of his life.
Likes: Orange Juice, Pizza, rock music.
Dislikes: Bullies, asparagus
Fears: Disappointing his mother, being forced off the ‘correct’ path
Personality: Optimistic, Loyal, Cunning, Cheerful
Habits: Drinking way too much orange juice, twirling drumsticks, carrying a deck of cards (and often practicing shuffles), scratching his eyebrows
Birthday: July 23
Star Sign: Leo
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
Family: Mother & Uncle
Education: About to begin his final year of High School
Hobbies: Performing magic tricks, playing the drums, reading mathematical journals
Biography: (Note from Casey: I’m not letting you see this on the grounds of spoilers. #sorrynotsorry)
So there you have it. Now, a couple of extra notes. Normally I have a process of choosing a birthday. I take an online quiz for my character which gives them a star sign. I then stick the dates related to a star sign into a random date selected and boom! That’s their birthday. Chris was slightly problematic though, if I made him an Aires (like the quiz said) he would have been born 2-3 months premature. So, he’s a Leo now.
Also, yes, I do sort my characters into their Hogwarts houses. I’m not sure what this tells me, but it’s fun.
Anyway, I’ve still got a couple of these to do and then a lot of planning, so I’m going to wish you all a happy new year and will speak to you next week!