March: Beautiful People

Today I’ll be talking about my NaNo which I just jumped back into last month!

What first inspired this character?

TWQ: What first inspired my characters were probably my need to see more stories with friendships where boys and girls can be friends and not have it eventually develop into a romantic relationship. It is based on my experience with those friendships.

Sappho: A need to see ace/genderfluid characters, a need to see more friendships with types of people that aren’t often seen in YA but that do exist. A want to see a modern day Sappho.

Is there a person/actor you based them off?

TWQ: Yes, one of the characters was originally based on a friend. As I edit, the character will become less and less like that friend.

Sappho: Yes, the characters in this story are loosely based off of multiple people that I know, although some are purely original and become more original as time goes on.

Describe their daily routine.If they joined your local high school, what clique would they fit into?

TWQ: For India, wake up.
Grab something to eat. Go to school. Walk home with a friend. Call a friend of hers. Sometimes stay after or hang around friends.

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


How do they react in awkward silences?

They sort of try to enjoy the silence. It doesn’t feel awkward.

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

I don’t think they do swim of they can.

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

One major event is a death at the end for Noah, and a family situation for India.

What things do they value most in life?


Do they believe in giving other people second chances?

For India, no. For Noah, again and again.

Do they have any trust issues?

India definitely does, influenced by the part of NYC that she lives in. Noah is really careful about who knows what. Nobody knows him inside and out.

Your character is having a rough day…what things do they do to make them happy again?

Talk to each other or their friends or siblings.

Is there anyone they talk/interact with to get in a better mood?

 For India, her best friend
For Noah, Charlotte or Matthew, one of his best friends.


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