Friday, August 20, 2010

And the Top Guesses Were...

Guess that Character Blogfest Day 2

~ REVEALED ~


The personality of Scott is based almost entirely on my 8-year-old son Scott, who was 6 when I began writing. He is a third grader in the story. When choosing the winning comments, I went with the ones that fit my son perfectly - 'cause ultimately, he's my MC.

Without posting a photo of the real Scott, here's the best match I could find for how I envision his character in the story:





#1 Favorite Answer


Tricia J. O'Brien said...
Scott is wiry with knobby knees that always seem to have patches of ground-in dirt and scrapes from climbing trees. He dresses in shorts and hastily pulled-on t-shirts. He usually has bed hair that sticks out in odd directions unless his mother caught him and combed it down. His nose peels from being outdoors every chance he can get.


Runners Up

Meika said...
I think Scott's looks and personality would be conflicting. He probably looks all sweet and innocent, but inside lies a troublemaker. I'm gonna guess blonde hair, messy, of course, and big ole blue eyes.

Terry Stonecrop said...
Wears whatever he pulls out of his pile of clothes on the floor. His appearance means nothing to him. Loves to play jokes on people and have fun but he gets into trouble with his high spirits.

Candyland said...
OMG this sounds like my bratty little brother (well, when he was little). He had golden locks, bright blue eyes and there was always a bit of dirt on his face and hands.

Brenda Drake said...
I'd say he's a Dennis the Menace type -- blond, blue-eyed, mischievous kid with freckles and dirt smudged on his cheeks.

Diane J. said...
I'm picturing a boy of 9 or 10. Jeans and striped t-shirts. Doesn't always wear shoes and can be found exploring any nook and cranny along any path, whether it's a good climbing tree in the woods or a cave off the beach. His hair is sandy blond and mussy. And he has a super sweet smile.

Thanks for all the fun guesses and congrats to the "winners".

Have a great weekend!!

22 comments:

Jen said...

AHHHH!!! I'm in love Shannon! SO in love! Great choice for a little rascal! He's one of my favorite actors!

Thanks so much for playing Shannon! I really enjoyed your snippet!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

lol. Great actor to play him. And I love that you based his personality on your son. :)

Candyland said...

I knew it!!! Oh man. I see my brother's brattiness all over again!

Carolyn V. said...

SWEET! Great character. How cute that his personality is based on your son. That is just so cool.

Kittie Howard said...

Getting caught up after returning from holiday so missed your snippet. But enjoyed the guesses and how sweet that the character is based on your son. What a beautiful legacy!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Except the colour of his hair and eyes, he could be my almost seven year old (his words, not mine).

Summer Ross said...

congrats to the winners, and this is a wonderful picture for your snippet. thanks for sharing

salarsenッ said...

Sorry I missed out on this. Been semi-unplugged. Sounds great, though.

aspiring_x said...

LOL! i was off! i guess culkin on someone else's though... another one bites the dust!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Perfect picture! Cute AND Trouble personified!

Susan Fields said...

I actually guess Macauley Culkin for someone else's character, but now that you put him with yours, I totally see it.

Meika said...

Yay! He's perfect for Scott!

Brenda Drake said...

Great image for your character--love it! :D

Steph Sinkhorn said...

Hee, cute! He looks like a real troublemaker. Sorry I didn't make it in time to read your scene yesterday!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Shannon watching your blog grow from when I found you last year is just amazing....You, my friend, are a rock star!

Jemi Fraser said...

Great descriptions! So much fun :)

Amanda Sablan said...

So sorry I missed yours but the character is a great one! I can really picture that Home Alone Kid.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I love that you based Scott on your son. The picture is so perfect :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Cool! That was really fun to guess. I love the picture you posted. He's got character written all over him. ;)

Guinevere said...

Aw, fun! I love that you were inspired by your son!

Cleverly Inked said...

Aww this was a blast what fun

Stephanie Thornton said...

I love that you based your MC after your soon. I've got scenes in Hatshepsut I swiped straight from my daughter- they make me smile now since I wrote them a year-and-a-half ago.

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