Character Sketch #1

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’sĀ 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:

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RIN NOBLESSE

Gender: Female
Age: 21

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.

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I’m always happy to work on these, and answer questions in the comments!

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About writing underdog

I'm an aspiring writer of fantasy and science fiction. I graduated from a university with a degree in Writing and a minor in Philosophy. I try to learn a little about everything. I hope to update regularly, meaning at least once per week. View all posts by writing underdog

2 responses to “Character Sketch #1

  • Libby

    I have to admit that I’ve been curious as to what you were working on, other than blogging. šŸ˜‰ I love that she’s a bodyguard! Girl power!
    Did you create Rin (love the name!) and Shin’s names so that they rhymed on purpose, or was it a literary accident?
    Character sketches are what I do in the earliest forms of writing; now, in the second draft, I have sit down with my characters and interrogate them like CSI has no tomorrow. A friend and I even swapped protagonists and took them out for dates to get to know them better. šŸ™‚

    • writingunderdog

      Sounds like fun!

      I hadn’t meant to make the names rhyme. Shin was actually the first character I made for this story, but for some reason his name and personality aren’t quite as well put together as Rin’s. When I got to Rin, her name just stuck, and wouldn’t let go. The personality came with it!

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