30 Days of Writing: #27

27. Along sim­i­lar lines, do appear­ances play a big role in your sto­ries? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about design­ing your char­ac­ters.

I really don’t have a set way of “designing” my characters.  They just kinda manifest themselves in the split second they’re created. Sometimes I have a “stock” in my head of a type of character I want to to have, and if the opportunity is presented I put them in.  And some characters are redone from previous characters of other stories from when I was a child.  I’ve noticed though that I really love non-brown eyes and blonde hair…even on non-fair skinned characters, haha. (What can I say, I love “color” outside brown and black.)

It’s pretty safe to say though that I make main characters that are attractive to me, simply because I want my creations to be aesthetically pleasing to me.  That said, what I find attractive obviously doesn’t match everyone else’s, so I really don’t give a crap about such related Mary-Sue allegations, ha.