Sunday, April 17, 2011

Beautiful People

So I saw a few of the blogs I follow doing this thing called Beautiful People created by, where you answer questions about your characters you created. It seems fun so I'm going to try it!

I'm doing my character Dakota Wright from my new book Flawed, which is still in progress of being written. Almost at 10,000 words!
That is a visual of Dakota. She has curly brown hair and blue eyes. This is pretty much how I imagined her. Maybe a little shorter and skinner but you get the picture.

March Questions-

What is your characters full name? Dakota Paige Wright.

Does his/her name of a special meaning? Sort of, I want to name my daughter Dakota and I love that name, and Paige is my name.

Does your character have a methodical or disorganized personality?Disorganized

Does he/she think inside themselves more than they talk out loud to their friends? (more importantly, does he/she actually have friends?) Dakota thinks to herself a lot and hides a lot of thoughts and feelings from girls she thinks are truly her friends. I don't want to give away too much.

Is there something he/she is afraid of? Being made fun of, losing her popularity and reputation at school.

Does he/she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph? Dance is Dakota's life. She is an amazing dancer and loves it more than anything in the world. She dreams about being the best dancer in her new school.

What is his/her favorite book? (or genre of book) She doesn't get time to read very much in the beginning of the story, and kind of thinks its nerdy at first, but once she starts reading, she discovers she likes Fiction and Romance. Pretty Little Liars becomes her favorite series of books.

Who is his/her favorite author and/or someone that inspires him/her? Her favorite author is Sara Shepard. Someone who inspires her is Lauren Froderman, winner of So You Think You Can Dance?

Favorite flavor of ice cream? Chocolate

Favorite season of the year? Winter. (Dance competition season of course!)

April Questions-

How old is he/she?- Just turned 16 about a month before the story starts, Her birthday is December 18th 1994.

What does he/she do in his/her spare time?- In the story, she spends her time trying to claw her way up to popularity and stardom. Tries to avoid being embarrassed and tormented because of her horrible secret.

Is he/she see the big picture, or live in the moment? She lives in the moment, that's what gets her in trouble.

Is he/she a perfectionist? Yes! Dakota needs everything to be perfect and she needs to always be the best.

What does his/her handwriting look like? (round, slanted, curly, skinny, sloppy, neat, decorative, etc)- Curly, skinny and neat.

Favorite animal? Kittens.

Does he/she have any pets? Nope.

Does he/she have any siblings? How many? Where does he/she fit in? None that Dakota knows of.. but Dakota has told herself if she did have a brother or sister, she'd be the alpha without a doubt. She hopes to be anyway..

Does he/she have a "life verse" and if so what is it? "No matter how much I try, I'll always be flawed with her mistakes, so I need to learn to live with it. "

Favorite writing utensil? Pencil. So she can always erase her or other people's mistakes..

Hope you enjoyed learning about Dakota!