Question by •●Lisa●•: Does this character seem believable and do you think it could be a good book if written well?
All the explanations inbetween are things I’ve had to deal with before, don’t judge the book by them, some people just get really annoying. Someone thought they were going to be in the book explaining every little thing but I can assure you they will not.
Her name is Chlo (which isn’t pronounced Chloe) and I’m not sure if it’ll come up but her full name is Chlodoswintha (clod-o-swintha) and she is 24 years old. She is Scottish (her name is not Scottish, it is eastern germanic history people, the goths (Scottish because all my characters are)). She has blonde hair, grey eyes and pale skin. She is pretty and is an average height of 5,7 or 5,8. She is head strong and independent as a feminist. She can be sarcastic and mean but most of the time she is a nice person and she does care about her friends. She doesn’t care what people are but who they are (she doesn’t care if you have any problems in life like if your not the best looking which is a big thing in academies (I am 14 and that’s why I mention academies, it has nothing to do with the book) but she goes by your personality, only after she knows you will she decide if your worth liking as a friend) and I found the best way to describe her was a bit of a smart-a*s. She has lived in America but never managed to pick up the accent.
I will say that this is kind of describing me, she is basically me. She isn’t who I want to be though because I am who I want to be if that makes sense. Don’t leave any stupid pointless comments, I’m sick of that. This is for the novel I’m writing and she works as an author of mystery books.
I can’t give her a flaw liking a learning difficulty as someone said because in the book she is trying to solve a murder/missing person and having something like that is a useless trait for her.
And also don’t tell me I can’t be a writer purely because of this passage, just don’t swear and I’ll be happy with your comment unless it is stupid
Some people tell me weird things so what I’m going to say is this is about a Scottish girl (chlo) coming back from america to see her friends and family but she finds out her friend from academy has been missing for a few months and because she writes murder mysteries for a living she tries to help out.
I think I’ve covered everything that people have mentioned (also don’t tell me to change the name) so thank you for your answers!
Sorry for grammar and spelling problems, the checker thing won’t work, it refuses to and now I’m annoyed at it and also if I repeat myself just ignore! Sorry
sorry about all the criticalness but some person was going on about the names for the whole comment saying I shouldn’t use Scottish names that no one can pronounce and your book isn’t a dictionary and that wasn’t what I asked.
I love Stephen King!
by flaw I mean dyslexic or other stuff like that, she does have other stuff, what would be the point in writing about someone with problems that would mean they couldn’t actually be a writer?
sorry if the whole thing is confusing but I am getting frustrated with people in general right now but need an opinion before I go any further with this novel!
There are this family on my street, they were all born in Scotland as far as I know. They went to live in America, 2 years later the come back and speak like americans, saying pants instead of trousers, stuff like that and the accent Americans have. This is why she still speaks like a Scottish girl because I only know my own accent, yes I am young but doesn’t mean I need to learn how to do things like this. I know how to write a novel, I have done this before but never to the extent of publishing a book.
To someone who doesn’t any me so much, the thing in the book is the killer sort of kidnaps her and stuff and thats how it goes, that is her overcoming thing because she’s only ever wrote it but never experienced it.
Here it doesn’t sound to good but in the writing it all makes sense, it starts with the shouting and you learn a little about each character, the gold digger, the nerd, just everyone that is important. It is obvious she has a bad side and she is more flaw than good sometimes.
Answer by F. Perdurabo
You’re pretty critical about people trying to help you! I’ll do what I can.
Sure the character is believable. Any character can be believable if the writer is skilled enough. I’m sure you’ve already heard that the best education for a writer is to be an avid reader. This is very helpful.
So write the book, I mean, if you walked up to Stephen King and told him your situation and asked him for one piece of advice – do you know what he’d say (Read “On Writing” by Stephen King if you haven’t already – it will really shed some light on writing).
He’d say – WRITE THE DAMNED THING.
Don’t get hung up on if it’s good, or if it’s believable, or if it will sell, or if it will be popular – just write it like your life depended on it. Don’t count on your first draft being perfect. It won’t be. It will probably need a lot of work – that’s what rewrites and proofreading is for.
Not quite sure what exactly you’re going for but I hope I was some help.
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