Writing 101:Day Six: A Character-Building Experience
Tough exterior, long and wild dirty blonde hair, surrounded by an aroma of a mix of incense and her favourite brand of cigarette. Biker boots, jeans and t-shirts that usually have a pirate skull or similar. With a vague resemblance to a biker gal and a sort of a swagger to her step, her pet pit-bull mix is always close. This is the subject of my character study for she is a character like none I have ever met.
I made her acquaintance through a mutual friend. I had the needed extra bed as which aided in her visit to help her friend. And so the friendship began.
Always willing and eager to help and with an insatiable desire to stay busy and be productive she can drive you nuts with her drive to be helpful. Among her many talents is her skill as a seamstress and I by chance have a sewing machine!
She has a heart of gold and is someone who seems only know how to say ‘yes’ and ‘how can I help’. She never says it like that and there will always be a million words to surround those phrases because she does like to talk and can talk a mile a minute.
I’m not finding fault her. If anything, I find fault with myself for having held any preconceived notions about her. Did I mention she has a heart of gold? I can’t say that enough. She is the dog whisperer of whisperers as well. I think dogs know instantly that she is nothing but good and as characters and character studies go, well, she’s the best!
Today, write a post focusing on one — or more — of the people that have recently entered your life, and tell us how your narratives intersected. It can be your new partner, your newborn child, or the friendly barista whose real story you’d love to learn (or imagine), or any other person you’ve met for the first time in the past year.