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Name and age?
Delia Murciano, 28
Nickname – given by whom, and how?
Sometimes called Dee by close family, one of those childhood nicknames
What is most noticeable about your character’s appearance/physical presence? How does he or she feel about it?
Her eyes, which are large and dark. The fact that she takes in general, very much after her father. It's all a bit too close for comfort.
Describe his or her voice, verbal ticks, pet phrases etc.
Her voice is low and deep, she doesn't have noticeable verbal ticks or phrases
Describe a gesture your character makes.
Again, nothing in particular
Where does he or she now live? Describe the city, town or village, the house itself. Be very specific. It doesn’t have to be in Canada. Any feelings about this place?
A large, sprawling city that's very likely New York. She loves the hustle and bustle, the quick pace, the social opportunities, but now she's seeing its ugly side as well.
Has s/he lived elsewhere? What does s/he remember of these places?
She lived in New England for college. She enjoyed the experience but got a bit bored on the long run, welcoming the opportunity to move back to the city.
What part of her home is her favourite? Least favourite? Why. Describe, using specific details.
She has a tiny flat. She likes her bedroom, with all her books and DVDs, but does not care for the fact it's so tiny and has a somewhat grubby bathroom.
What does your character’s bedroom/sleeping place look like? (lots of detail please)
A big bed with a red spread, a TV set in a corner, lots of shelves packed with books and films.
What does he or she wear to sleep in?
A tank top and panties
What does your character dream of at night?
Not very nice things right now, trials, prisons
Who are/were her parents? Rest of family? What does she feel for them?
This is a whole chapter in itself. Delia's father is Arthur Murciano,a media magnate and aspiring politician presently on house arrest for an unspecified, but probably sexual crime. Delia became estranged with him after a fight some years ago, now she spends some time with him since he very much wanted to see him. Delia's mother is called Kate, not sure about her job. Delia sometimes clashed with her as a teen ager, preferring her father. She has two half-sisters, one older one younger.
Class, ethnic group, religious background?
Upper middle class, Lebanese and Jewish on her father's side, Boston Irish on her mother's
Who does s/he love, or has s/he loved? Or what. Detail.
Romantically, she doesn't get into serious relatioships
Who loves him or her?
Married/ in relationship/single? Give names and specifics.
Single, somewhat promiscuous
How does your character feel about sex/intimacy? What sexual relationship(s) is he or she involved in?
Delia has a slightly compulsive sexuality, she seeks the thrills of new encounters but then loses interest.
Exactly what does your character do to make a living (or in the case of a child, what do his/ her parents do; or in the case of independent wealth, how does he or she pass the time?)? How much does s/he earn? Feelings about work? What is the best part of the job, the worst?
Delia works for an academic publishing house, partially fulfilling the aspiration to do something that concerns books. She had could have gotten a much better job in the field if she hadn't become estranged from her father. She doesn't earn much, but enough to make a living.
Who or what does/he fear?
Her father going to prison, as of now
What about his or her life would he or she change if s/he could?
Having a "public enemy" for a father
Does the character have a hobby? Secret passion? (Can be something ordinary like soccer playing or yoga classes or mountain biking or sewing or fixing up old trucks - or an unusual interest like some Greek poet from the third century, or collecting spiders, or walking the tightrope…
What would be his or her favourite smell ( why)?
The sea, reminds her of the summers of her teen age years.
What kind of shoes does he or she wear, (e.g. furry slippers or gumboot or trainers… new or old, style, what colour, fitting properly or too tight or too loose, nice and clean or old and smelly)? Describe exactly.
Pumps for work, heels for the evening
Favourite meal? Attitude to food?
Delia used to love heavy, elaborate food from expensive restaurants. she still likes eating, but has gone off that.
A plain, low cut black dress
What is the worst thing that could happen to him or her right now?
Her father getting locked up for good
What vehicles does your character use/own? (for example: bike, skateboard, truck, yacht, stroller, canoe, spaceship, battered pickup, etc.. please be as exact as possible). What are his/her feelings towards it/them. What kind of journeys does he or she make?
She goes from one place to another by taxi or subway
What is his or her most treasured possession?
An original edition of The Great Gatsby
What illnesses has he or she suffered, if any?
What’s his/her philosophy of life? For example’ You’ve got to look after Number 1’ or ‘Never say die’ or ‘Don’t ask for reasons.” What are his or her most strongly held beliefs?
Delia doesn't believe very strongly in anything, she just goes with the flow
What does he or she feel guilty about?
Her father is very good at making her feel (possibly misplaced) guilt right now
Biggest mistake ever made?
No major mistakes, maybe a lack of focus?
Best thing he/she ever did?
Become independent as a young woman
What, right now, does your character want most of all? His or her deepest desire – a glass of water, to get out of her marriage, a new pair of shoes, peace and quiet…
To undo what her father has done, and all the related misery
Formerly Known as Murasaki
This message was edited by the author on January 4, 2012 at 5:58:25 AM