Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Character Tags

I just finished The House With a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs. His protagonist, Lewis, is a boy that cries any time he is insulted/scolded. It was somewhat annoying, but it did serve as a consistent character tag.

My advisor wanted to us to think about character tags anyway, so here is a quick list of things that might be cool to use in future stories:

- A teenage boy that only wears argyle socks.

- An old man that wears his hat backwards.

- A young girl that carries around a tape recorder.

- A small child that relates everything that happens in her life to scenes from movies released prior to WWII.

- A boy with a deep, deep voice and a fierce handshake.

- A girl that walks her pet rabbit around town on a leash, as if it were a dog.

- A teenage boy that works out as much as possible. He's been known to drop down for a push-up set standing in line for a sandwich.

- A girl that gives everyone a nickname as soon as she meets them.

- A man that counts every step he takes on his left hand. If you look close enough, you'll see his fingers moving.

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