A dose of fetish. Good friends. An incomparable muse.
As writers we spend a good deal of time reflecting on human nature. We create paradigms, caricatures, and even demonic representations of ourselves, of others, and of humanity as a whole. We are told not to judge a book by its cover and yet as writers we can spend an inordinate amount of time designing and deciphering covers. When writing a story our characters have to be easy to visualize, they have to have dimensionality and the ability to grow. When reading a story we develop the characters above and beyond what the writer provides. Using our imaginations to read between the lines and give life. We judge characters based on looks (especially if that is all we have to go on initially) and if the appearance is not described in depth we take what we know and create a suitable portrait in our minds.
I am going to give you various incomplete character profiles and you are to pick one (or more) to write a story about. I tried not to be too detailed so you would have some flexibility. Your job is to add as much depth to the character as you can using the limited information I have provided. Think of yourself as a profiler, a psychologist, latch on to anything that inspires. You can set your character in whatever time you like and whatever part of the world (they can even live in other dimensions and on other planets).
Character Name: Elijah Valentine
Nickname/Alias: Grim Valentine or Black Valentine
Occupation: Tailor/Serial Killer
Clothing: Meticulous, suits, crisp white gloves
Behind the nickname: Elijah murders brides on their wedding night.
Character Name: Levi Mauer
Occupation: art student, coffee shop employee
Likes: ramen, porn, smoking, martial arts movies, sunglasses, bandannas and toboggans, music, drawing (mostly comics), working on motorcycles
Dislikes: early mornings, cold showers
Character Name: Sev’Tai
Nickname/Alias: Sev or Tai
Occupation: Leader of Luminary
Hair color: silvery white, long, silky, strait
Body Type: lean, graceful
Skin: White Silver
Clothing: flowing silk robe that’s white and red
Distinguishing Features: elf ears, two silver horns, blind (closed eyes), piercings: long silver earrings of an intricate design
What Luminary is precisely is up to you
Character Name: Hana Foster
Employment: works in a cabaret
Likes: classical novels, Italian food, music, coffee, deep conversations, humor, art , beer, hanging out with friends, paisley prints homemade jewelry, dancing
Bad Habits: bites her nails
Character Name: Eleanor Bell
Hair Color: Black, long, worn in a chignon
Eye Color: almost black
Likes: dancing, classical piano
Deadly Sin: Pride
Favorite Flower: Calla Lilies