Let's do something different today. I'd love to learn about one of your writing projects. Doesn't have to be complete. Maybe it's your work-in-progress, or the pile of pages you are editing for the fourth time, or the novel you have out for query.
What I want to do is meet one of your main characters. Give me a cute introduction, something that tickles my fancy and makes me want to get to know your hero.
I'll start by way of example. Then you chime in with your comment. Think of it as a virtual dinner party, but instead of introducing ourselves, we are introducing one of our characters. Pick anyone you like, even your villain. But no fair telling us whether the character is the hero or villain. Make us guess.
And to make it even more of a challenge, try to make your introduction tweetable (that's a 140 characters for you non-twitter types). Don't worry if you can't, I just thought it would be an interesting twist. And here at Working Stiffs, we are all about the twists, right?
Jimmy Ray Hawkens. Austin lawyer. Trapped between duty and love. Divorced three times. Never fails to save a client. Only drinks when he must.
Now it's your turn! :)