|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|
|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|
|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 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)|
|Important Events / Experiences|
|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.|
|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.|
|Social Issues||Looking proper at the request of her mother who is kind of conceited.|
|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|
|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)|
|Talents / Skills|
|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.|
|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. .
A. Isn’t that the same question as before?
| 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.
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.
A. A good time out with my friends. They always know how to make me laugh.
A. I love going to the Manny’s. it is a steask house with live Jazz. So relaxing and the food is good.
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.
A. no, I just don’t cuss around my parents. If I did they would still tan my hide and I am 31 dammit.
A. Let’s see where the adventure is going to take us.
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.
A. One that makes me want a second one.
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?
| Q. Do you look older or younger than your age?
A. Younger, but I blame good genes.
| Q. Is money important to you? Why?
A. only to give to charity, otherwise I could care less.
A. Let’s not go there, I do have a conceal and carry permit.
A. Bouncing from country to country…
A. Build up these failing parks, have you seen them?
A. Paula Deen that woman is hilarious.
A. hiking, or Rome…
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.
Good question, I never thought to ask. But since they are constantly calling me and bugging me, I would say pretty well.