Beautiful People–June Edition

Here we are, with another round of Beautiful People!

I’m telling you, this one is GOOD. It’s the childhood edition. Childhoods have a huge impact on characters, so this one was super good for me to write. And guess who the character is from? (Hint, hint.) Yup, Ocean Hues! You’re probably getting sick and tired of these characters by now…so sorry. Its so good for me to be doing these, as I need some inspiration to get this story finished, and deepen the characters. I’m almost done with the first draft! *WOOT! WOOT!*

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What is their first childhood memory?

Chelsea has fleeing images of her mom, but the first real “memory” is when her daddy asked her what they should name their new fishing vessel, and she said, “Cora Lee for Mommy!” It’s the only time she remembers her dad crying. (She was three.)

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What were their best and worst childhood experiences?

Best would be sitting on her daddy’s lap in the wheelhouse of the Cora Lee doing schoolwork and watching the deckhands below. The worst would be

What’s something that scared them as child?

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Number 1, gummy worms.(She has three boy cousins, two of them older than her. Imagine the stories about innocent gummy worms?)

Number 2, sleeping in a room by herself. Maybe it started after her mom died, and her dad started letting her sleep in his bed. Or maybe because there was always a stray cousin ready to have a sleepover.

 

Who did they look up to most?

She looked up to her aunt Kendra, who was the only mother figure in her life and taught her girl things in an all-boy household.

Favorite and least favorite childhood foods?

Favorite would be raw broccoli, and least favorite is shrimp (still is).  :)

If they had their childhood again, would they change anything?

She wouldn’t take her close-knit family, unusual as they are, for granted.

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It’s a beachfront cottage on a quiet, secluded beach on the Washington coast.

 

 

What kind of child were they? Curious? Wild? Quiet? Devious?

A combo of curious and devious, and probably a hint of wild. When raised by only a dad, next door to three boy cousins, she had to learn to hold her own.

What was their relationship to their parents and siblings like?

Her relationship with her dad is pretty special, especially so because she doesn’t have a mom. She doesn’t have siblings, but her three boy cousins are the closest things she’s got, and they all get along very well, even in their adult years.

What did they want to be when they grew up, and what did they actually become?

She wanted to be a crab fisher like her daddy. And she married a crab fisher. :) Next best thing.

 

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Are you getting sick of Chelsea yet? Should I switch to another character to interview for these things?

What kind of a child were you?

5 comments

  1. Rebekah Morris says:

    Nope, I’m not tired of Chelsea. I’m looking forward to reading her story. These are fun little glimpses of your characters.

    What kind of child was I?
    Youngest of three, outgoing, talkative, probably never met a stranger, a tomboy who loved babies. :)

    • Ivy says:

      Whew! Glad to hear that! :)

      Hehe…you sound like me. :) Only I was painfully shy until I was around 8. I pretty much haven’t stopped talking since. ;) BABIES ARE SO SWEET!!! I got to hold a tiny (7lb–he was a preemie) 2 month old last week. He was so delicious! I wanted to bring him home, but his mama said she kinda liked him and wanted him back. :(

      • Rebekah Morris says:

        Aw. :) My model for “Marian” in the TCR books is my little friend who was a preemie. We met them when she was 2 months old, but she looked like a newborn. She was so tiny. I fell in love with her that first Sunday at church and since then she’s been “my girl.” She even shares the same last name! And her mom has said she looks like me.

  2. Katja L. says:

    I’m using Richard from ‘A Knight in the Abbey’. :) I think this is going to be so much help for him. :)

    1) What is their first childhood memory?
    A: His mother rocking him to sleep in the moonlight and singing a lullaby.

    2) What were their best and worst childhood experiences?
    A: Best. . . when his mother celebrated his sixth birthday. Just a small show. . . but it really touched his heart. Worst. . . when he found she had died in her sleep.

    3) What’s something that scared them as child?
    A: Not much.

    4) Who did they look up to most?
    A: His mother. . . she was so good and sweet.

    5) Favorite and least favorite childhood foods?
    A: They had a hard time getting enough to eat. He wasn’t picky.

    6) If they had their childhood again, would they change anything?
    A: His mother wouldn’t die, and they’d be living better.

    7) What was their childhood home like?
    A: A crummy little lodging in an unknown little village in an anonymous country.

    8) What kind of child were they? Curious? Wild? Quiet? Devious?
    A: Sharp. Suspicious. Savage.

    9) What was their relationship to their parents and siblings like?
    A: He had a very special relationship with his mother. . . she was all he had.

    10) What did they want to be when they grew up, and what did they actually become?
    A: He wanted to be a knight and bring back the good old days of the Knights of the around Table. :) He became a knight. . . and he was a model of Arthur. :)

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