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Beautiful People – March Edition

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Beautiful People March Edition is all about one of the main characters in my newest contemporary novel, Rhett Newman. Rhett is in the Secret Story I’ve been talking about over the past few months. I know, I haven’t said much about this particular story, but because it is my Camp NaNo (April) project, I’m going to introduce you to the story in TWO WEEKS. This is just to whet your appetite. ;P

4dd65b8bb9dc4b2c829fbd7b1a75513bWhat first inspired this character? Is there a person/actor you based them off?

I don’t remember exactly what inspired Rhett…I just know I needed a really sweet guy to balance out my feisty main character. So, I based him off my oldest brother and dad.

Describe their daily routine.

Onboard the Cora Lee (a crab fishing vessel), there isn’t much of a routine. Rhett eats and sleeps when he has the chance; whenever he isn’t out working the deck.

At home in Ocean Shores, he wakes up, makes a bowl of cereal and a fried egg, makes a cup of coffee, and sits down at his one-chair table. After that, he reads his Bible, dresses, and heads to the Sanders’ home. After doing whatever odd jobs need to be done, he eats lunch with one of the Sanders’ families. The rest of the day is spent working or hanging out. Then he heads back to the apartment and goes to sleep.

If they joined your local high school, what clique would they fit into?

Rhett is 20 years old. He wouldn’t be joining any high school. ‘Nuff said.

bccbc4e8b360d4060fe632c87406c606Write a list of things they merely tolerate. Ex: certain people, foods, circumstances in their lives…

His bunk on the Cora Lee.

Living in an apartment.

His car (it drops parts each time he hits a pothole).

Macaroni and cheese.

How do they react in awkward silences?

Rhett isn’t too terribly talkative, so silence really isn’t awkward to him. That and it’s rarely quiet with Chelsea around.

Can they swim? If so, how did they learn?

Yeah, he can swim. I don’t know how he learned…why does it matter? His dad threw him in a lake. There…that sounds good.

What is one major event that helped shape who they are?3a32e28be9a481b8ed762bf1273aabce

The death of his family. All of them, on one night, in one horrible car wreck.

What things do they value most in life?

He values his own life pretty dearly, especially after the tragic death of his parents and sister. Other than that, he values the friendship of the Sanders family. Chelsea and her father especially. His Bible is also very important to him.

Do they believe in giving other people second chances? Do they have any trust issues?

Yes, he does believe in giving second chances. I wouldn’t call Rhett’s slowness to share his heart with others a trust issue, but maybe that’s what it is.

Your character is having a rough day…what things do they do to make them happy again? Is there anyone they talk/interact with to get in a better mood?

Take a break from whatever it is he’s doing, go for a walk on the beach…talk to Chelsea. :)

 

Would you want to be friends with Rhett? Do you enjoy these Beautiful People posts?

 

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7 responses to “Beautiful People – March Edition”

  1. He sounds interesting. Sure, I think I’d like to be friends with him.

    I enjoy “meeting” new people, so yes, I enjoy these posts. :)

    • Ivy says:

      I think Rhett and I would get along pretty well. Maybe. We shall see how true that statement is as I continue to write this book. :)

      Yay! I’m glad you like these posts. They are fun to do.

  2. Ship stories! Sounds awesome! Where is the book set? (I’m desperate to write a ship book one day, though I’ll have to do a ton of research.)

    I would love to be friends with Rhett :)

    • Ivy says:

      I’m glad you would be friends with Rhett! :) He’s pretty awesome. Ship stories are fun…this one is set mostly in the Bearing Sea (Alaska). There is a lot of research that needs to be done, but it’s fun!

  3. Abi Claire says:

    Ah, I’d love to do a ship book at some point, too, but . . . we’ll see ;-) Rhett sounds awesome to me and I would love to be friends with him. And he also definitely qualifies as a beautiful person :P

  4. Katja L. says:

    This time it’s Christian, from ‘A Knight in the Abbey’.

    1) What first inspired this character? Is there a person/actor you based them off?
    A: No one inspired him. . . my daydream just did. :)

    2) Describe their daily routine.
    A: *unedited clip from the novella* Christian rose at dawn, and spent an hour praying, another singing, and a third reading a small, worn old Bible. Then Richard arose, and they made a simple breakfast. Then for two hours they cleaned—a task at which Richard was sufficiently unskilled and Christian quite the opposite. Then they smoked meat and preserved fruit and vegetables for the winter—or rather, Christian did so and Richard lent him aid in such articles as were beyond his strength. (This was only in the autumn. In the summer, here Christian cared for his garden, which provided both food and a little money.) At noon, they paused to enjoy another little meal. Then for an hour Christian read and sang and prayed, after which he went out with a basket to the market, where for an hour he gathered a few little necessities. When he returned, he occupied himself for another two hours in concocting salves and bitters and potions and plasters and poultices and medicines. Then for another hour he practised upon his lute and sang. Then he drew up a hearty supper, and after eating, they spent an hour about the table, reminiscing. Then for two hours he transcribed the Bible upon some rolls of parchment, of which he had an unusually large supply. Then three hours were spent reading, praying, and singing, and they sought their beds.

    3) If they joined your local high school, what clique would they fit into?
    A: ?????? He’s not in high school yet. ;)

    4) Write a list of things they merely tolerate. Ex: certain people, foods, circumstances in their lives. . .
    A. Wickedness. Dirt and dust. Rudeness.

    5) How do they react in awkward silences?
    A: He’s not a talkative person, although he’ll talk if you ask him to. So he doesn’t mind silence.

    6) Can they swim? If so, how did they learn?
    A: Um. . . no, he can’t.

    7) What is one major event that helped shape who they are?
    A: The death of the old bishop, his “father”. . . cause he was left all alone.

    8) What things do they value most in life?
    A: The Bible. His relationship with God.

    9) Do they believe in giving other people second chances? Do they have any trust issues?
    A: Yes (2nd chances). No (trust issues).

    10) Your character is having a rough day. . . what things do they do to make them happy again? Is there anyone they talk/interact with to get in a better mood?
    A: Read the Bible. Pray. Sing. But he doesn’t get ruffled in the first place. :)

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