Please welcome Brendon Bertram, author of Moira Ashe: Enemy Within to the blog today.
He will be discussing his favourite detail to add to a character.
One of my favorite details to add to a character is a scar. Not to every character mind you, and not just to add attitude to a character’s design (like the cliché vertical eye scar seen everywhere), but when you craft a story behind it, it can be a potent literary tool.
It can say a lot about the character. Are they a fighter? A reckless fool? or a victim of abuse? maybe they inflicted the wounds on themselves?
But scars, or blemishes in general, can even say something about the larger world. Is the work the characters do dangerous? Is the world populated by horrid monsters? Maybe they’re prayed upon by other people?
As long as the scars match the story, the options are limitless.
Large or small, it tells a story simply by existing. A visual history carved into the very skin, undeniable and as permanent as the past that caused it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brendon Charles Bertram was born on May 28, 1994. Working on the family farm on PEI, it wasn’t until March 27, 2015, after the death of his father that he began pursuing writing. He continues to live on PEI, but now occupies his time with travelling the globe, reading texts on philosophy and psychology, and exploring a deep fascination and passion for storytelling.
You can purchase my first book Moira Ashe: Enemy Within on Amazon, or you can read the first five chapters for free on Wattpad.com.
You can also pre-order my next book Moira Ashe: Kindred Spirits on Amazon as well. Chapter one is available right now on my website.
Visit my website: brendonbertram.com for news on everything I’m doing or check me out on Goodreads.com