Thursday, 19 August 2010

Guess That Character Blogfest - Day One

Today is the day. Jen over at Unedited has worked hard to organise her first blogfest. I'm so happy to be a part of it. So here's the deal. Entrants post a snippet of a character, without any description, and you lucky people get to guess what they look like on just voice, action and personality.

Descriptions will be revealed tomorrow. And by that I mean I'm going to try and scan the picture onto the computer...again! Either way there will be a picture of my character on here. Promise. :)

Here is a snippet from my MS:

Hanging over an upstairs balcony - waving like a mad woman - stood Poppy Montgomery. Her blonde hair tumbled over her shoulders as she draped over the guardrail. Poppy reminded me of a fantasy woman. The kind who should have a theme song playing and a wind machine blowing every time they walk into a room.

“What you doing down there? Come inside,” Poppy pouted her full lips.

Could she make herself any more obvious? I rolled my eyes, trying to contain my disgust.

“Better go see what she wants,” he sighed. “She’ll stand there all day if I don’t. Guess I’ll see you later.”

“Yeah, sure,” I replied. I examined a loose thread on the hem of my t-shirt, watching from under my lashes as he walked away.

Idiot, running after her like that. Although, he didn’t really need to chase her. Poppy pounced on him from the beginning - as had most of the other girls. If she’d been a cat she’d have peed on him to mark her territory. It made my blood boil how easy he’d taken her bait, it seemed clear she loved the attention.

Damn. What the hell are you talking about Ava? Why did I care so much anyway? I don’t even know the guy.

I don’t care.

There you have it. So what does Ava look like? Have fun guessing...I'll see you tomorrow for the big reveal.

And don't forget to check out the other entrants via Jen's blog.

31 comments:

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Hmm... well, here's a guess! Blonde hair in a ponytail that curls naturally and loosely, big eyes (maybe blue?), scraped knees, with an effortlessly pretty sort of thing going on.
I liked her voice, great job conveying character!

Francine said...

Hi,

OMG, this blogfest just gets better and better.

Guessing now: Ava's a tad overweight, not so much that she can't haul on a pair of Jeans, but she's conscious of her plumpness Vs Poppy's perfection.

Ava is a tomboy and popular with the lads for being one of them, sort of, different than that of Poppy who attracts by looks and figure.

Ava is blonde, hair short, pretty face uncluttered by makeup, a freckle or two, button nose, lovely smile when not frowning, sweet nature, vindictive thoughts in respect of Poppy but never acted upon.

best
F

Amie McCracken said...

One of those girls that is beautiful, but only when you really look. Blonde hair, brown eyes, maybe glasses. She has a boyish figure and doesn't wear clothes to make it look less boyish.

Jen said...

This was an awesome piece!! Thanks for joining the blog fest! I love your blog and I love your writing!

My Guess: Ava is a very good looking girl, she's one that doesn't realize it because Poppy is so disgustingly obvious about hers. She has wavy dark brown hair that falls below the shoulders, bright green eyes, petite build but tall and when she wears a skirt those legs go on for miles!

I look forward to seeing if I'm close! I hope I am!!! I want to know more about your story too!

Susan Fields said...

I agree with Jen...Ava is pretty, but in a natural, not glaring, way. She doesn't wear a lot of make up, she curvaceous (though she thinks she's overweight), and she has beautiful silky brown hair (which she thinks is mousy). Can't wait to see what she really looks like!

Lorna said...

Hmm, I think Ava has straight, dark hair in a bob, and brown eyes. I think she's pretty in a "natural" kind of way, although she does wear a bit of basic make-up. I see her as slim, with a modest sense of dress - maybe wearing something in an earthy shade of green. She's timid around people she doesn't know very well, but can be wittily sarcastic and lots of fun when with her close friends. I think she's in her mid-twenties.

Vicki Rocho said...

I'm gonna say Ava is the opposite of Poppy. Poppy is blonde, so Ava has brown hair--not too dark. She's a bit of a rebel--not wanting to play the same obvious game Poppy excels at. Slightly awkward since she's making up her rules as she goes along. Brown eyes and big feet (don't ask me where that one came from! Maybe I'm just being silly now)

Creepy Query Girl said...

well, if she destains poppy the 'fantasy woman' I'm going to guess that she's the opposite- Dark hair, maybe freckles or a crooked nose, or curls- something about herself she doesn't like. Big bright eyes- brown, green, or hazel. Great snippet!

DL Hammons said...

I'm going with a Reese Witherspoon type of look. Natural, authentic, down-to-earth, but very pretty. Nice snippet

Damyanti said...

I agree with Francine on this one, except I think of her as a brunette. I like how you did the internal monologue...nice triangle going on here!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

I see Janeane Garofalo. You know the dark haired short actress that realy is quite sweet? She was in the movie The Turth About Cats and Dogs? Yeah, her. :o)

Guess my character correctly and win a prize!

Matthew Rush said...

This is a tough one with few clues! I picture a shorter (young?) woman with medium length and color brown hair, nerdy glasses but beauty undiscovered underneath.

Indigo said...

I see someone with light complexion, red hair that falls just below her chin, with blue eyes. She's a tomboy with a slight smattering of freckles over her cheeks and nose. (Hugs)Indigo

lbdiamond said...

Nice! By highlighting the blonde bombshell, you allude to the character being the opposite.

aspiring_x said...

i pictured the chick from nick and nora's infinite playlist... Kat Dennings

Carole Anne Carr said...

Someone who doesn't care about her appearance, bookish...prim, neat...

Jemi Fraser said...

Good snippet!

I think Ava is very different from the bombshell - slim, athletic build, soft brown hair

Summer Ross said...

I'd say slim but athletic, light brown hair hazel eyes glasses. probably like wearing jeans instead of skirts.

Terry Stonecrop said...

I see her as bookish, glasses. Long brown hair, hazel eyes. Self-conscious. Doesn't know her own worth. Pretty, in a quirky sort of way. Jeans and a boys plaid shirt, untucked.

I like how you show how inadequate she feels compared to the blonde.
Great job!

Lenny said...

hi miss lindsay! i think ava does care a lot but maybe feel like she cant compeat with someone like poppy. i think shes kinda boyish and wearning jeans and a tee shirt. she could be real pretty if shed do some make up and fix her hair some. shes medium tall and has long black hair thats in a pony tail. shes got greenish eyes. she doesnt have much self confidence
...smiles from lenny

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Jeans to go with her T-shirt. Intelligent eyes that observe the world under heavy lashes and beneath a mask of quiet reserve.

Slender. Atheletic from channeling her loneliness and frustration into exercise.

Brown hair simply done. Brown eyes. Medium height. A quiet reserved person might less discerning might overlook for the obvious flirts like Poppy.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Ava is tall and gangly, with fly-away light brown hair cut about shoulder level. She's a tomboy, or at least she always has been, until she started noticing boys as boys. She's trying to discover herself as a girl, trying to figure out how to walk and stand and pose herself ... but it will never come as easy to her as it does to Poppy.

Diane J. said...

Ava is the MaryAnn to Poppy's Ginger. She has the girl next door looks. Brown hair, average height, average weight but still curvy.

Bethany Mattingly said...

Nice excerpt! I see Ava as shorter in height and with shorter hair that hangs straight and plain, split just off center. I also see her in non-feminine clothes. She's got a slender body that could go well with anything, but she just doesn't care much to try.She's comfortable mostly, with who she is.

Brenda Drake said...

I say Ava is at first glance a plain Jane with brown hair, maybe green eyes, 5'4", average weight, chooses jeans and tees and cares about other things than her looks. Down to Earth.

Loved the voice! Can't wait to see what she looks like. :D

Talei said...

Love the voice too! Could read a more about Ava. :))

Ava is a beautiful brunette with startling blue eyes who as more guy friends than girls. She's intelligent and a little snarky, doesn't suffer girls like Poppy if she can help it.

Meredith said...

I like Ava, too! I see her with shorter brown hair and blue eyes, thin but curvy. She wears glasses and jeans, and she has a few freckles. Can't wait for the reveal!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ava is a great person! I like her voice. I think she has red hair, short and brown eyes. She has freckles, but a nice figure. :)

Renae said...

Oh my gosh Lindsay! I loved this! I'm picturing red hair green eyes and a jeans and t-shirt type of style. And the name Ava is wonderful!

I so wanted to read more! Can't wait for the reveal!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

A tomboy but super cute. Simple clothes, maybe a few freckles, and not nearly enough confidence in herself.

careerminded05 said...

Ava is cute, but does nothing to enhance her features. She is petite, with short brown hair and hazel eyes. She doesn't wear any makeup. Her clothes are unimpressive and jewelry is nonexistent. Everything about her exudes low self esteem.