Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby Cassy » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:02 pm

Beatrice Bradley's my name. I was born on July 4th on a small street in West Palm Beach, Florida. That's where I am today. My mother is a Brazilian native and my father was born in Argentina, hence the accent--a bit strange, I know. Chestnut eyes, honey-blonde, niether lefty or righty--its funny, people notice. I'm an artist. I love deep-sea diving but I'm afraid of sharks. Big fish are a weakness. I plan to make it big one day, frequent Hollywood Boulevard and hang out with the stars, but for now, I'm pretty happy at the gallery. It has its perks, lots of interesting people and free food. Salad is my favorite, I don't think theres one I've come across that I haven't tried. I love coffee, martini's and cuddling--a bad habit of an old relationship, but love is good. I think I'm pretty good looking, or so I've heard. I chuckle when I think about it but I'll take it for what its worth. I work-out, which is a good but sometimes it gets compulsive--eat, burn, eat, burn, then eat, eat, eat. Casablanca's my favorite movie. I love a great pair of shoes. I haven't summed up the nerve for a tatoo or piercing and theres nothing I've done that I regret!

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby pvinlskallinda » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:51 am



Writing Prompt

Create a background for one of you characters by filling out this list:

Full Name: Bob Smith
Birthday: Saturday, July 7th, 1977
Birthplace: Millersburg, Oklahoma

Current Location: same
Heritage: American
Eye Color/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Right or Left Handed: both
Major Strength :anonymity
Major Weakness: complacency
Fears: getting lost in the crowd
Life Goal: To collect the worlds largest display of lawn ornaments
Dream Profession: accountant
Actual Profession: accountant
Favorite Meal: pot roast
Coffee Drinker: black
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: beer
Has Character Been in Love: yes, but when she asked for his phone number, he told her it was in the book. He has yet to hear from her.
Is Character Attractive: average

Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: not really, hasn’t given much thought to it.
Healthy Habits: walks to work, no sense in having a car when you work a block away from where you live.
Unhealthy Habits: Has serious repetitive motion issues
Favorite Movie: Rocky Series
Vices: smokes camels
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): no defining marks, tatoo’s or piercing, not even a birthmark
Number One Regret: Not grabbing that gnome at a garage sale last week.

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby black butterfly » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:04 am

Full Name: Jennifer Johnson
Birthday: December 25, 1996
Birthplace: St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Current Location: St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Heritage: Maroon descendant
Eye Color/Hair Color: Black
Right or Left Handed: Left handed
Major Strength: Strong sense of self
Major Weakness: Hot-tempered
Fears: Drowning
Life Goal: To be happy and successful; one who fights for the rights of the oppressed and underprivileged
Dream Profession: Lawyer
Actual Profession: She's a student in grade 5 at a primary (elementary) school.
Favorite Meal: Rice and peas and curried chicken
Coffee Drinker: No
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: None
Has Character Been in Love: No
Is Character Attractive: Yes
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: Yes, but not vain.
Healthy Habits: Exercising, Good grooming (takes pride in her appearance and surroundings)
Unhealthy Habits: Fighting
Favorite Movie: None
Vices: Anger
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): Ears are pierced
Number One Regret: Not knowing her father

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby keesmommy » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:08 am

Full Name: James Geddes Evan
Birthday: unknown
Birthplace: Aggis colony, Region 1
Current Location: Carmeddeon, Region 3
Heritage: leesuns
Eye Color/Hair Color: gray/silver gray
Right or Left Handed: right
Major Strength: competence, survival
Major Weakness: his past, guilt
Fears: failure, shame
Life Goal: provide safety and a good life for his family
Dream Profession: husband/father/provider
Actual Profession: (formerly) Ranger, soldier
Favorite Meal: any
Coffee Drinker: yes; it's called 'kaffe' where he is
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: whiskey/brandy, et al.
Has Character Been in Love: only since he met his wife about 15 months ago
Is Character Attractive: compelling, in a scary sort of way
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: he's the ultimate realist; he knows what he's got
Healthy Habits: giving up being a Ranger
Unhealthy Habits: temper, repressing feelings, being "the enemy", unable to relax
Favorite Movie: what's a movie?
Vices: drinks a bit and doesn't trust anyone
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): not quite. instead, he has laser scars that were "initiation" signs
Number One Regret: All of it. All of his life before he met his wife.

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby mcchandler » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:47 am

The following is a synopsis of the main character of my books, and for legal reasons I hereby disclaim any responsibility, liability, or knowledge of him.

Full Name: Marlowe C. Chandler
Birthday: April 1, 1955 – Considering his state of his mind, which is typically confused, twisted, and in flux, ‘April Fool’s Day’ is a fitting birthday.
Birthplace: A two bedroom row house situated between a Philly cheese steak store and a soft pretzel factory in the City of Brotherly Love.
Current Location: Normally residing on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, he can be found dispensing his unique brand of detecting through-out the southwest with major stops in Denver, Tropicana Beach, Florida, and Avon, Ohio – the duct tape capital of the USA.
Heritage: Of this he isn’t quite sure, as there is no sane or rational explanation for him the last time he checked.
Eye Color/Hair Color: Yes, he has both and they change as easily as the wind.
Right or Left Handed: That depends on the uses he finds for them. The right is good for shooting when he aims to kill – while with the left he usually winds up only wounding people, injuring stray dogs, and violating innocent parked cars.
Major Strength: His pursuit of truth, justice, and women along with his ever so large ego.
Major Weakness: (see above)
Fears: The only thing Chandler fears, is fear itself with the possible exception of his untimely demise which would serious impact his continued good health.
Life Goal: To date the women of New Mexico from A to Z – from Albuquerque to the Zuni Reservation.
Dream Profession: To be a professional gigolo, wining and dining women until eternity.
Actual Profession: A private detective which at times has required him to perform his dream profession.
Favorite Meal: He’s never met a meal he didn’t eat, except for sushi and that isn’t too bad once it’s been cooked.
Coffee Drinker: Huh? What? ‘Ya think?
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Anything containing vodka, whiskey, bourbon, gin, scotch, brandy, wine, beer – was there anything missed?
Has Character Been in Love: YES, and so many times, he needs a Blackberry to keep track.
Is Character Attractive: In a special way that only the lonely and women with big guns can appreciate.
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: You betcha. Any other questions?
Healthy Habits: Chandler only eats stuff that doesn’t have a mother.
Unhealthy Habits: Getting shot at, ducking bombs, pursuing bad guys, and chasing women. The last has caused him to come face to face with his number one unhealthy habit – getting shot at.
Favorite Movie: ‘Pretty Women’ – duh!
Vices: Due to the statute of limitations still running on some of them, there will be no comment on advice of legal counsel.
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): None, but he’s thinking of getting a tat of a chihuahua on his butt. He does however, look darling in black leather.
Number One Regret: That the statute of limitations is still running.

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby sam » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:42 am

Full Name: Lucy Hancock
Birthday: All Hallows Eve
Birthplace: Kansas
Current Location: Vinalhaven Island
Heritage: unknown, adopted
Eye Color/Hair Color:green eyes, jet black hair
Right or Left Handed: right
Major Strength:athletic, smart, agile
Major Weakness: Chocolate, doesn't do mornings well, headstrong
Fears:Spiders , attachment
Life Goal:to be self-sufficient
Dream Profession: Own her own business, a little tourist shop on the island
Actual Profession: Ferry boat driver, scuba diver instructor
Favorite Meal: Peanut butter and rasberry jam sandwich with cheese puffs
Coffee Drinker: no, lots of soda though
Favorite Alcoholic Drink:whiskey
Has Character Been in Love: yes but never again
Is Character Attractive: yes, in shape, tan,
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: no rather plain
Healthy Habits: running in the morning if forced to get out of bed, swimming
Unhealthy Habits: whiskey on the rocks with dinner every night
Favorite Movie: Practical Magic
Vices: drives fast and reckless, whiskey
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s):eyebrow pierced, tattoo of jack o latern with faeries
Number One Regret: not leaving "home" sooner is only regret, doesn't believe in looking back, only moving forward

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby Nickster25 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:54 am

Full Name: Rachel Elizabeth Stevenson
Birthday: Aug. 23, 19?? eternally 17-18
Birthplace: Unknown
Current Location: Unknown
Heritage: Italian, Irish
Eye Color/Hair Color: Brown/brown
Right or Left Handed: Right
Major Strength: Intuitivness
Major Weakness: Addictive personality
Fears: Guns, big dogs, being left alone
Life Goal: Unknown
Dream Profession: Unknown
Actual Profession: Student
Favorite Meal: Hawaiin pizza from Joe's Pizza
Coffee Drinker: Yes
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Hard liqour
Has Character Been in Love: No
Is Character Attractive: Yes
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: No
Healthy Habits: walks a lot
Unhealthy Habits: smokes and drinks excessivly, drug use, and sexual promisucity
Favorite Movie: Welcome to the Dollhouse
Vices: negativity, see unhealthy habits
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): 0/ears
Number One Regret: Not telling anyone about It

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby donnadev » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:40 am

This is the main protagonist in my YA Suspense novel "Blueprint"

Full Name: Johhny Styvers
Birthday: October 6
Birthplace: County Regional in Harrier, NJ
Current Location: Park View, NJ
Heritage: English, German, European
Eye Color/Hair Color: Blue Ice/Sandy Brown
Right or Left Handed: Right
Major Strength: Good Hearted
Major Weakness: Self Doubting
Fears: The Dark and things he can see that others cannot.
Life Goal: Live life to the hilt
Dream Profession: When he was young, to be a environmentalist
Actual Profession: Teenager working odd jobs
Favorite Meal: Cereal and Milk
Coffee Drinker: Absolutely
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Jack Daniels
Has Character Been in Love: Yes, once
Is Character Attractive: Yes
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: Doesn’t think much about that
Healthy Habits: Not sure what a healthy habit is though he does brush his teeth
Unhealthy Habits: Let’s his anger control him, lazy, lets his self doubts rule his mind, stays up sometimes days on end.
Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Vices: Smokes/Drinks
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): None
Number One Regret: At twelve years old, severed his friendship with Seth and Brian Jabretski.

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby xombie » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:43 am

Full Name: Franklin Edwards
Birthday: June 21, 1975
Birthplace: Paris, Texas
Current Location: Houston, Texas
Heritage: Caucasion
Eye Color/Hair Color: Hazel/Black
Right or Left Handed:Right
Major Strength:Intelligence
Major Weakness: Cystic Fibrosis
Fears: Spiders
Life Goal: To live a long life.
Dream Profession: Writer
Actual Profession: Fast Food Employee
Favorite Meal: Tuna Salad Sandwich and Pasta Salad
Coffee Drinker: Yes
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Doesn't drink.
Has Character Been in Love: Never.
Is Character Attractive: Slightly
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: No
Healthy Habits: None
Unhealthy Habits: Doesn't work out enough.
Favorite Movie: Doesn't watch.
Vices: Slacker
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): none/ears
Number One Regret: Not writing more.

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby jbutkowski » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:57 am

Here's the lead character from my recent hard-boiled crime fiction book:

Full Name: Tommy "Knuckles" McNichols
Birthday: August 26, 1906
Birthplace: St. Jude's Hospital, Federal City
Current Location: Molly Pitcher's Pub, over on Cranston Street
Heritage: All Irish
Eye Color/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Right or Left Handed: "Right, but don't think that means you can ignore my left, either..."
Major Strength: Takin' and dishin' out some hurtin' on the low-lifes of Federal City
Major Weakness: Ain't the brightest bulb in the box... and lost it all due to gambling.
Fears: Winding up back in prison, spending the rest of his days alone.
Life Goal: Just surviving it.
Dream Profession: "What I wouldn't give to be the champ all over again. Those were some good times. Steak every night of the week."
Actual Profession: Tough Guy for Hire - Hired Muscle for the Highest Bidder
Favorite Meal: His ma's corned beef and cabbage.
Coffee Drinker: It's practically the only thing he drinks...
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: to Jack Daniels, of course...
Has Character Been in Love: A long time ago.
Is Character Attractive: Rough around the edges, but he's got his rugged charms...
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: "I'm gorgeous!"
Healthy Habits: Beatin' up on bums gets the ol' ticker pumpin'...
Unhealthy Habits: Just about everything else. Drinks, smokes, swears, gets wise with tough guys, gets cracked in the lip, gets shot at... and all this before lunch.
Favorite Movie: Hasn't seen a picture in years...
Vices: You only gave me 500 words...
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): "Piercings?! What'm I, a girl?"
Number One Regret: Letting it all get away from him.

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