While thinking about what to post today, I decided maybe I should share some of my own creations for once. Though I suppose the big question is where to begin? As of late, I’ve been working on a world for a story. The story is being told from the perspectives of several characters in a structure more akin to George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen books. While I’m not deep enough into the writing to share it yet, I do have the characters in mind, and decided to lay the details of one out for you to see.
Thus I present to you my first Character Sketch:
Rin is an athletic tomboy serving the Blackwood Family as a bodyguard. She has short-cut, straight, reddish brown hair and blue eyes.
Initially, she joined the military to escape marriage, but ended up finding someone she cared for in her new job, a young strategist named Shin who saw her as someone with potential and talents, and not just a woman. Presently, she is assigned to guard him, and uses loyalty as a guise for her true feelings. While not always the brightest, Rin is a talented swordsman and at times an unlikely leader as she struggles to survive in the civil war torn era of her homeland.
Hopes & Dreams: An end to the Civil War, and capturing the heart of Shin
Fears: People she cares about getting hurt, Fire
Hobbies/Habits: Whistling, Knuckle Cracking
Loves: Shin, fried pork strips, watching Shin’s strategies play out perfectly
Hates: Snakes, Hector Blackwood
Other Features: Burn scars on her back from her childhood. Miscellaneous cuts, scars, and bruises.
I’m always happy to work on these, and answer questions in the comments!