Sunday, August 24, 2014

Beautiful People Linkup #3

I'm doing the Beautiful People linkup for August hosted by Sky at Further Up and Further In and my lovely blogger friend Cait at The Notebook Sisters !:D I'm doing it for two reasons: 1. It's about writing and characters. Writing is basically my favorite thing and creating characters is my favorite part of the process. Perfect, right? 2. I'm starting to plan for my NaNoWriMo 2014 novel!!:D Exciting stuff, people!

For the linkup I'm going to do all three of my main characters: Gwendolyn Hadley Scott, Samuel Elijah Richardson, and Christopher Gage Quinn. I'm also answering interview style. You'll be getting the answers directly from my characters;P

Meet the Three Musketeers of 2017

Gwen is a private investigator. At the ripe age of 19, she is the youngest private eye she knows. The youngest most people know. Which can be pretty hard on business. She mainly works in the petty little "find out if my spouse is cheating on me" cases. 

Sam (or Sammy, depending if it's Chris or Gwen calling his name) is an ex-Federal Agent. Yes, he quit the FBI. It was for his own good. He was a bit young for the job at 22 anyway.

Chris is the distribution manager for the only paper sold in every state west of the Mississippi (it also still needs a name. Suggestions please?). He's also soon to be unemployed and on the run from the bad guys. Not most 21 year olds imagine they could work their way to such a high rank job and then have to leave it behind all in the same week.

Now, for the questions:

1) What does your character regret the most in their life?
Gwen: I regret letting myself regret things.
Sam: Probably for not having more fun as a teenager. I was so focused on school and doing whatever it took to become an agent that I didn't leave myself enough time for friends and just having fun.
Chris: Letting people walk all over me. I used to let people do that all the time. I had a hard time telling people no. Once I got over that I climbed to the top and became the distribution manager. Then I had to run because I was being chased by a bunch of crazy people.

2) What is your character's happiest memory? Most sorrowful memory?
Gwen: Happiest: Just about every moment I got with my parents. All ten years. Most sorrowful: when I lost my parents.
Sam: Happiest: When I became a federal agent. Most sorrowful: When my golden retriever, Maxxie, died a couple years ago.
Chris: Happiest: When I graduated. Most sorrowful: Nothing really that sad has ever happened to me.

3) What majorly gets on your character’s nerves?
Gwen: People who complain about petty, stupid things. And people who can't handle a little blood or a dead body or stuff like that. And people who scare to easily. And basically just people in general.
Sam: Not much of anything. I'm pretty hard to irritate.
Chris: Opera music. I'll leave it at that. Opera music.

4) Do they act differently when they're around people as opposed to being alone? If so, how?
Gwen: When I'm around people I tend to show as little emotion as possible. When I'm alone 
I let that go.
Sam: I try to be braver and show no fear when I'm around people. It's an agency thing.
Chris: Nah. I'm more of a "what you see is what you get" type of guy.

5) What are their beliefs and superstitions? (Examples: their religion or lack of one, conspiracy theories, throwing salt, fear of black cats.)
Gwen: I don't believe in any of that stuff.
Sam: I'm a Christian.
Chris: I don't really know.

6) What are their catchphrases, or things they say frequently?
Gwen: Sam and I talk in quotes a lot. Oh, and I say, "Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his piehole" a lot. I think it's from a show, but I'm not sure.
Sam: Gwen mentioned she and I talk in quotes a lot. I also tend to shush people a lot. Gwen hates it.
Chris: Catchphrases? Really? Come one, we're not superheros! And even then, the cools ones don't have catchphrases.

7) Would they be more prone to facing fears or running from them?
Gwen: Running is for the weak. The only time I run is if it's for a plan to catch the dirtbag.
Sam: I agree with Gwen on that one.
Chris: Am I the only one who doesn't like to walk right towards the big scary guy with the gun?
8) Do they have a good self image?
Gwen: No comment.
Sam: I've made some mistakes, but I've also owned up to them.
Chris: What kind of a question is this? I'm awesome!

9) Do they turn to people when they're upset, or do they isolate themselves?
Gwen: I lock myself in the bathroom of my own, locked, hotel room and don't let a single sole inside, so, whatever you can deduce from that, Sherlock.
Sam: Definitely isolate myself. I don't go as far as Gwen, but I find a room by myself.
Chris: Not really sure.

10) If they were standing next to you would it make you laugh or cry?
This question is more for me, so, if it was Gwen I would cry. I'll be putting and have put that girl through way too much. If it was Sam I would laugh. That guy just has a really great personality. If it was Chris I would laugh, but I would also hit him over the head for becoming such a scared and arrogant character. Mainly because those to traits do not complement each other at all!

There you have it! That was fun!:D I'll be sharing my new story with you all later! I'll also be posting pictures from our vacation!:D It was awesome!


  1. Oh! It's sounding so awesome! And "Sammy". hhehhheeeee. ;-) I love the sound of Gwen too, and I just adored her answer to what annoys her. "Just people in general." Omg, Gwen you're awesome. She also sounds a fair bit sarcastic and sassy, so insta-win in my opinion. ;)
    Thanks for linking up with us!

  2. Thanks:) Yes, SammyXD I wasn't going to use the name, but I've always loved it (even before Supernatural), so I had toXD Gwen is pretty much my favorite MC ever!XD She is totally sarcastic and sassy! It's awesome!XD
    And thanks to you for creating the link up! I seriously needed this!

  3. All of your characters sound awesome! They're all really different, and I can just picture some of the conflict that'll come up between them (especially Gwen and Chris)!

    1. Thanks!:) I love creating characters that get on each others nervesXD There will be tons of conflict between Gwen and Chris! There will be a little between Gwen and Sam, but seeing as they end up together, there won't be much.