Thursday, August 26, 2010
Character development: Amari Denkins
Well, my concept of the story was all about her at first....but then I met her friends, and they had a bit of story to tell as well. Then it became a friendship book, like Waiting to Exhale or something. I always like to use that reference, though there are many, many books that fit this theme. Friends/men/relationships.
I first find a picture that best describes what she will look like, from a magazine. I clip it, glue it down to page, and then write out her vitals. Age, height, weight, any other physical appearance traits. I then go into her family details. Then what she does for a living. I then go on to her quirky ways. Amari dresses provocative, showing more than enough skin in nearly every scene she's in. She's very conceited, thinking every man she comes across is far game to flirt with. It's all about her, and if she is not given that attention, she will just command center stage.
A loose cannon when it comes to sex. Anything is fair game to discuss, to her friends embarassment. If this book were a movie, you'd want to fast forward to all Amari's scenes to hear what comes out of her mouth.
Not to say my other characters are not thoroughly interesting. They actually surprised me with how they flowed into these characters I thought would be background filler. Since I dedicated a whole blog to Amari, next I will introduce Shae and Mykayla, her two BFFs, or homeys, or besties, or her girls!