Character Study Part 3: Our make-believe selves.
In part one of my character study, I asked about your true self. Your best and worst character traits in your own words.
Now I want to know who you would be if you could make it up. If you could creatively put yourself in a make-believe role, who would you be?
In this media, we hide behind our computer screens. We could be hiding who we truly are, pretending to be one thing, but living something entirely different.
Here is my creative version:
Natasha is a struggling writer balancing a career, husband, and dogs–or so we’re led to believe. What if in reality, she’s already a best-selling novelist doing research on struggling writers for her next bestseller?
What if Linda Cassidy Lewis is really the First Lady of California pretending to be a first time novelist? She uses her blog to hide her identity because the roles as First Lady, and being a Kennedy, make it hard for her to get honest feedback on her writing.
What if Kathan is an heiress from Spain looking for some entertainment in her poor-little-rich-girl life? She’s posting on her blog, hoping Mr. Right will read it, fall in love with her beautiful words, and sweep her off her $800 shoes.
Darksculptures is a secret agent investigating the masterminds behind the biggest bank heist in American history. The people she’s investigating, Parrot Writes and Shaddy. While PW and Shaddy pretend to be strangers, they’re really twin sisters stealing money for the poor in a Robin-Hood-sort-of-way.
Guilible posts beautiful pictures of Alaska in hopes of fooling everyone. If you really want to find her, look for the Yacht, named Pablo, in the South Pacific. This is where she hunts for sunken ships and long-lost treasure.
Michelle pretends to be a mother of two in Louisiana. In reality, she’s a stockbroker in New York, who dreams of one day opening her own Cajun restaurant in Manhattan. The place could use some decent Jambalaya.
What is your creative version?