Thursday, October 25, 2012

Character Concept: Kalara

This is it. Next Friday, I will show you raw, uncut, pulpy new words in my new novel. Until then, I have one more character to share with you all...the star of the show! Kalara, come on out and take a bow!

Kalara grew up in the lap of luxury. Her parents own a bridal store chain, and started taking her to formal parties when she was ten, deciding she was old enough to act like an adult. She got used to these formal parties, learning the etiquette and how to blend in almost naturally. When she went to school, she felt like she was too grown up for her classmates, so she stopped paying much attention to them.

When she was thirteen one of her teachers noticed her flicking clovers when her fingers were two feet away from them, and told her she could be a mage, and that he would teach her how. But she had to keep it secret, because if you told your average person you could do magic they would either think you were crazy or fear you, and who wants to be in that mess?

She moved to NYC at the age of nineteen to attend Columbia University and learn business management, leaving her mentor but taking her maid who is now her sole confidant. To school she wears business casual, never ever pajama pants. She keeps her hair in the latest trends, and, thanks to her magic, with minimal effort.

So what are your opinions of my star?

6 comments:

  1. What you have listed is good, but I'm wondering what her problem is. She's got to have some problem to make her interesting - her parents don't pay attention to her? she can't form relationships with normal people? she secretly hates the life of luxury and wants to help poor people but is afraid to admit it?

    I think that just adding an outside conflict to a perfect character is not enough. There has to be something already off about the character that can grow and change to make them appealing. Maybe that's just me.

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    1. When the book starts, she's kind of evil. She doesn't want for anything, and never makes an effort to help others. And she calls for a devil to help her out of her problem with her rival mage. But as the book progresses she makes a conscious decision not to be evil.

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  2. Sounds like a very cool character. I love the idea of her not liking pajamas and how that connects to when she was younger. Very well developed and awesome. :)

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to start writing about her!

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  3. I just awarded you with the Liebster Blog award! Check out my blog for the details. :)

    I like Kalara and also feel bad that she never got to experience a real childhood or have any friends. Sounds like she's going to be a fun character to write! :)

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    1. I would check out your blog, but when I click on your name Google says you aren't sharing your blog publicly. Could you post a link here? Thanks for your thoughts on Kalara!

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