On Monday we talked about what Christmas theme suits us, and that got me to thinking that sometimes our personal choices say more about us than we might think. In three words, I believe my decorating says I'm organized, modern, and fun. Or at least, I like to think that much could be said about me by taking a look at my Christmas tree.
So, of course, that got me to thinking about my characters and how I'd characterize them if I had to do it in three words like I did with myself.
I wanted to get a quick and simple picture of how others would see them.
1. How I would see my character.
I see my heroine from my current WIP as fun. I wanted her to be unique.
2. How my readers see my character.
I hope my readers see her as caring. I wanted her to display a side she didn't know she had.
3. How my other characters, particularly my hero would see my MC.
I wanted my hero to see her as strong/independent. Capable, in a word.
If you had to compartmentalize your MC like this, how would you see her or him? How would readers and other characters see her or him?
And for those of you who aren't writers, what are some characteristics you want to see in heroes and heroines when you read a book?