Meet Ronni Cadell – Fictional Character

Character Chart

Character Identification Protagonist
Basic Information  
Full Name Ronni Cadell
Meaning of Name Ronni =of Strong Counsel; Cadell = Battle
Date of Birth January 20, 1979
Place of Birth Maryland
Relationship to Main Character Is the main character
Physical Characteristics  
Gender Female
Hair Color Jet black with garnet tips
Hair Texture / Style Thick, shoulder length bob
Eye Color / Shape of Eyes Deep brown
Glasses or Contacts Glases
Face / Description of Face Heart-shaped
Ethnic Background / Race African American
Skin Color/Tone Cocoa Bean
Height 5’11
Weight Does a woman ever share her weight?  She is curvy.
Body Build Curvy, toned. Well proportioned
Posture Proper, on edge.
Nervous Habits Sticking her glasses in her mouth
Distinguishing Features Small beauty mark on right corner of her lip.
Speech Pattern / Speech Impediment Husky voice, east coast accent
Health Problems / Physical Disabilities None
Scars / Disfigurements / Birth Marks Beauty mark as mentioned
Accent or Regional Speaking  
Voice Tone Husky, melodic
Family and Friends DOB = Date of Birth
Mother’s Maiden Name / DOB Deborah Cadell
Mother’s Occupation Socialite
Mother’s Health Issues Smokes too much
Father’s Name / DOB Powell
Father’s Occupation Consultant to software firms.
Father’s Health Issues None.
Maternal Grandmother’s Maiden Name / DOB Anna Jones, Born December 30, 1911
Maternal Grandfather’s Name / DOB Johnny Wade Sharp, Born May 15, 1909
Paternal Grandmother’s Name / DOB Gillian Marie Born September 16, 1910
Paternal Grandfather’s Name / DOB Colonel Jackson Cadell
Names of Brothers / DOB Demetrick Cadell Born May 17, 1974
Names of Sisters / DOB Marissa (Missy) Cadell-Brown Born March 20, 1976
Birth Order of All Siblings Demetrick, Missy, Ronni
Other Close Relatives / Relationship Cousin Chante Sharp, best friend and roommate
If Parents Divorced, Step-Parent’s Information  
If Orphaned, Prominent Adult’s Information  
Description of Childhood Home Loud, laughter, strict but well ordered.  Famous for their barbecues
Home Life during Childhood The perfect one.  The youngest who never stepped out of line.
Prominent Childhood Memories (Good / Bad) Good.  Riding her big wheel to the park was the only time she disobeyed her father.
Best Friends Names Chante, her cousin.  Marsol, her assistant and friend.
  Toys, Sports and/or Activities Community giving, fundraisers.
Pets /  Animals (Names, Type) None. Scared of dogs.
Depending on the nature of the WIP, you may want to create a ‘family tree’ either for publication or just to keep your characters straight while writing.  There are free programs available online for this purpose.  One I have used is: ‘My Heritage Family Tree.’  This is easy to use, and even a large chart is printable (in sections).
Name of School(s) / Location(s) Went to the University of Maryland.  
Highest Level Completed Engineering degree.
Good Student / Not a Good Student / Grades Excellent student. Magna Cum Laude
  Teacher(s) / Instructor(s)  
Best Subject(s) Math
Worst Subject(s) Sports
Extra-Curricular Activities None
Important Events / Experiences  
Friends Names  
Enemies (Bullies, other)  
Cause(s) (s)he championed as a student Equal rights, fair learning conditions.
About the Character  
Long-term Goal(s) Start her own charitable foundation separate of her mother’s.
Short-term Goal(s) Raise money for kid’s parks.
Career Choice(s) Software developer by day.
 Bad / Good Habits Daydreams too much about a knight in shining armor.
Personal Habits / Addictions Novels, sometimes she gets so engrossed in them she doesn’t look up.
Optimist / Pessimist Optimist
Introvert / Extrovert Extrovert
Fears / Phobias Dogs.
Fate / Destiny / Superstitious True Love
Compassionate / Oblivious Very compassionate
Confident / Self-Conscious Confident with quirks.
Day / Night Person Night person
Weaknesses / Strengths Strengths, she is stubborn, which can be a weakness but when she believes in something she really believes in something.  
Cautious / Daredevil Cautious
Temperament Vivacious and funny.  
Idiosyncrasies Very outgoing but because she has to be.
Secrets Longs to rebel against her parents.
Regrets Not rebelling against her mother and her socialite ways.  Her mother is more about the attention than the cause.
Religious / Beliefs Religious but is more deeper than just going to a church.
Sexuality Hetero
Sexual Turn-Off Clinging men,
Sexual Turn-On Dashing men that are selfless
Vulnerability / Soft Spot The less-fortunate.
Greatest Need To let someone make her stronger
Greatest Want To love someone unconditionally.  Her family life is love only if you succeed.
Political Stance  
Social Issues Looking proper at the request of her mother who is kind of conceited.
Occupation Software designer.
Employer Cadell Industries
  Animal Birds, although she owns none.
  Author / Book The Road

by Cormac McCarthy

Artist / Painting Holman Hunt’s The Scapegoat
Board / Card Game  
  Color Blue, bright electric blue.
  Alcoholic / Non-Alcoholic Drink Orange Juice
Clothes / Shoes / Fashion She loves her running shoes and goes running every chance she gets.
Home-Cooked Food Ravioli is her specialty
Take-Out Food Pizza is her down fall.
Restaurant Food Chocolate mousse.
Hobby / Sport / Recreation Going to museums.
Indoor / Outdoor Game  
Jewelry / Accessories Pair of small silver cross earring worn in her fourth hole in her ears.
Newspaper /  Magazine  
  Movie Sabrina
  Music Jazz
  Saying “You will miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
Character’s Life as Story Opens  
Best Friends Cousin Chante Sharp, best friend and roommate
Other Friends Devon Holden
Enemies / Reason Victor Madison – He wants to own her
Car (Make / Model/ Color/ Year)  
Previous Careers  
Intelligence Level  
Talents / Skills  
Current Career  
Current Income  
Other Income (From What)  
Status of Finances Well off, although business has been real slow.
Greatest Strength Is skeptical of everyone.
Greatest Weakness Doubts herself more than she doubts others.
Dream Life  
Guilty Pleasure  
Health Problems  
Love Life Single
Relationship with Family Deep relationship with her siblings, not so close to her mother, but her father runs the place like an warship.
Sports and/or Clubs  
Most Cherished Possession  
Own / Rent Home / Apartment Rents a townhome with her cousin.
Home Furnishing Style Lots of stuff.  Overcrowded almost
Town/City Name Washington DC
Details of Town or City Come on, it is Washington DC it is supposed to be cramped.
Find Out More About Your Character by Interviewing Him/Her.

You can use these questions or come up with your own, depending on the genre and/or the time period of your WIP.  Remember, you are interviewing your character – don’t inject yourself into their answers,

The box will expand to fit the question and answer, so no additional boxes are necessary unless you have additional questions.  .

  1. If you could give your life an ‘extreme makeover’, what would you do?
  1.  Can I make over my family?  Well just my mother.  She is a bit much sometimes and thinks she is so much better than everyone else.
  1. If you could change just one or two things about yourself, what would they be?  Why?

       A.  Isn’t that the same question as before? 


  1. What would you say the kind of person you are?  Why?
  1.  I am kind and caring person.  I like to look out for other people besides me.
       Q.   Do you like how you look?  What would you change, if you could?  Why?

       A .  I am confident in the way I look because I take the time to maintain it.  I am not one of those obsessed women or anything, just know that it takes confidence to win people over in the field that I am in.

  1. What do you think of yourself?  Are you honest, ethical, and moral, etc.?

A.  I am honest, but I don’t like to get close to too many people.  You never know who likes you for you or who likes you for who you know.  

  1. When you’ve had a bad day, what do you do to relax?
  1. I go and stare at trees in the park.  They are the most calming thing in this world.  


  1. How do you deal with external or internal conflict (anger, sadness, jealousy, hurt, etc.)?

A.   A good time out with my friends.  They always know how to make me laugh.  

  1. Where is your hang-out?  Do you spend a lot of time there?

A.    I love going to the  Manny’s.  it is a steask house with live Jazz.   So relaxing and the food is good.  

  1. What are your feelings about being in a crowd?  What are your feelings about being alone?

A.    I hate being single but I am not going to sit and whine about it.  I can work a crowd if that is what you mean.  My mother taught me how to do that before she taught me the alphabet.  

  1. What do you think other people think of you?  What do other people think of your looks/clothes?
  1. Damn, you are a nosy ass.  Fine, I hope people think that I am nice, sweet and funny, if they don’t , fuck them.  I got plenty of people around me who think that I am all of those things and a bag of chips.  
  1. Are your emotions different when you’re alone as compared to when others are present?

A.    no, I just don’t cuss around my parents.  If I did they would still tan my hide and I am 31 dammit.

  1. How do you react to sudden change in your life?

A.    Let’s see where the adventure is going to take us.  

  1. What are you looking for in a life’s partner?  List at least 5 things.

A.    Just five, come on!  For an appetizer, they have to be confident, smart, sexy. I am not shallow but I would like to be able to keep a meal down around you.  The other two are self-sufficient and they know when to back off.

  1. What is your idea of a perfect first date?

A.    One that makes me want a second one.  

  1. What is your definition of ‘romantic’?

A.    A movie.  True romance has to be an illusion, at least in my world.  

       Q.    Do you want children – Yes or No, and Why?

       A. Maybe.  Depends on if my mother wants to have them for me too.

       Q.  What would you say is your health status?  Do you have any chronic conditions?

       A. good.  

       Q.  Do you look older or younger than your age?

       A.  Younger, but I blame good genes.

  1. Tell me about your job.  What is it that you do?  Do you like your job?  What is your relationship with your boss?  What is your relationship with the people you manage?  If a better offer were to come along, would you quit and go to the new job?
  2.  I don’t have a boss.  I work for myself at my hours at my pace. I do have a staff under me but they can govern themselves, I am not anyone’s momma.
       Q.   Is money important to you?  Why?

       A.    only to give to charity, otherwise I could care less.  

  1. Do you have a secret passion?  What is it?  Why is it secret and why is it a passion?
  1. Flying.  I love to visit new places.


  1. How would you react if someone you love was in danger? 

A.    Let’s not go there, I do have a conceal and carry permit. 

  1. How would you react if you discovered someone had cheated you?
  1.  Did I mention I have a conceal and carry permit.   
  1. Where do you want to be in 5 years?  Where do you want to be in 10 years?

A.   Bouncing from country to country…

  1. You’ve just won a multi-million dollar lottery.  What would you do with the money?

A.    Build up these failing parks, have you seen them?

  1. If you could have a whole day with any person, living or dead, who would it be and why?  What would you do with this person?

A.    Paula Deen that woman is hilarious. 

  1. You’ve got a month’s vacation coming.  If money was no object, where would you go, and why?

A.    hiking, or Rome…

  1. How well do you relate to the following:

Family – You mean when I am going to strangle them for meddling?

Friends – The love me as much as I love them…

Spouse/Lover/Partner – don’t have one.

Children (Yours and In General) – I am good with children, they like me when I give them ice cream.

Family Members – again, are you trying to get me arrested.

People of the Opposite Sex as long as they keep their hands to themselves and I don’t have to hurt them, they are ok.

  1. How Well Do These People Relate to You

Good question, I never thought to ask. But since they are constantly calling me and bugging me, I would say pretty well.

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