Friday, March 29, 2013

Writing Friday

Hello everyone!
How have you liked these "character interviews" I have been posting and having you participate in? If you have any suggestions for me to do for posts about my writing, or anything else you would like me to do, please let me know. I'd be glad to hear it!
Today I will continue with giving you a description of another character. After you read it, please give a question or a few that you want to ask this character and he'll answer it next week!

Now, on to the description of Adam Douglas, a secondary character in my second work-in-progress novel.

Adam Douglas is a tall, handsome young man with tightly curled light brown hair, dark green eyes, and relatively tan skin. He is about 25 years old, and very well-built. He has the appearance of a young, strong sailor and he stands up straight, with confidence. He has a scar on the side of his otherwise handsome face. This scar was the result of a terrible fire he escaped in the aftermath of the hurricane and earthquake of 1692.

I imagine him looking like Aaron Tveit as Enjolras.

He is loyal, caring and strong, and can be very protective of the things he cares about or loves.

He regularly scratches his chin when he is nervous, upset, or even angry. 

Adam grew up in a wealthy but unhappy home in England. His mother died when he was eight years old, from a terrible sickness that killed her slowly. All of his life he has wanted to live on the vast sea because he loves the freedom of it. It is very different from his cooped up, fancy lifestyle in his father’s English estate.  When he was sixteen years old, he ran away from his home, seeking a life of adventure. He paid for his passage on the ship by becoming a crew member. A few years later, he became a first mate on a merchantman’s ship. He was injured in a fire in the earthquake that came after the hurricane in Port Royal in 1692. He is now looking for work.

What do you think of Adam? Leave a question for him in a comment, and it will be answered in next week's interview!


  1. He sounds really cool! Here are my questions:
    Do you ever regret having run away from home?
    What kind of work would you like to get?
    Do people not want to hire you when they see your scar?
    What do you like best about the sea?

  2. Interesting Character. For suggestions, maybe for some other posts you could do something about your setting, like the main ship or a city that appears often, or something like that.

    My questions for Adam would be:
    What is your favorite drink?
    Do you ever miss England - and if so, would you ever go back or do you enjoy the New World instead?

    1. Thanks so much for your suggestions and questions, Nathan!

  3. What's your favorite color?

  4. Adam is an interesting and good looking character. Adam why was your home unhappy as you were growing up?
    Did/do you have any siblings?
    What does your father do for a living?


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