For this week's blog hop post, we've been asked to provide a character sketch of our hero.
Here is a character sketch of Mandy, the heroine of a short story I'm working on.
Mandy is an only child. Her mother died when she was about 14 and her father is a kind and caring man. As the story opens, Mandy is 27 years old. She is university-educated and has spent the last few years living with her boyfriend, Duncan, on Canada's east coast. Having determined that she and Duncan are on different trajectories, she has returned to her father's home in Toronto to try to create a new life for herself.
Mandy is about 5' 6" tall, 130 pounds, with blue eyes and long brown hair. She has an oval- shaped face, square shoulders, and an athletic build.
Mandy is loyal, introverted, and caring. She is easy-going and hates conflict.
Mandy is currently
untethered from past friendships as most of her friends have either
married and started families or taken jobs that are geographically
removed from her location.
She has severed her relationship with her boyfriend, Duncan.
She has a good relationship with her father and appreciates his concern for her well-being. She wants to protect him and look after him.
As previously stated, Mandy is easy-going and averse to conflict. This is a weakness in that it means she is easy to manipulate and she finds it hard to stand up for herself.
She wants to do the right thing and learns from her mistakes.