Exercise #111 : "The Bible"
Think of one of your characters. Does he or she read the Bible (or other holy book)? If not, why not? If so, what passages would be of particular importance for him or her? When did you character first come across this passage? What does it mean to him or her?
I keep using my main character from my NaNo novel in these things, so I'm thinking it's time to branch out a bit. I know her pretty well; let's meet some of the other characters, shall we?
Today's exercise will focus on Claire DeMaule, the matron of the Women's Quarter on board the Spectre (I'll have to enlighten you guys about this character and the Women's Quarter in a later post, but the bare bones facts are that it's a brothel type setup for when the ship is out on a really long tour. The men need... er... release somehow, so Captain Eldon begins employing women to fulfill this need. Claire is Eldon's special go-to girl.).
Claire is deeply religious. Before boarding the Spectre she was on her way to travel across the universe in hopes of spreading her beliefs to those who hadn't yet heard of her God. She reads the Bible every day, spending at least an hour in the Word. Her position on board might make her a hypocrite, but when it gets down to it, she loves the Captain and will do anything for him. In fact, her favorite verse is Ruth 1:16-18:
But Ruth said, "Don't force me to leave you; don't make me go home. Where you go, I go; and where you live, I'll live. Your people are my people, your God is my god; where you die, I'll die, and that's where I'll be buried, so help me God—not even death itself is going to come between us!"To Claire, these verses exemplify utter devotion and love, and her somewhat naive romanticism exascerbates her mildly stalker-ish behavior.
In other news...
Time to officially start all of those New Years' Resolutions!
Mine? Well, I'm glad you asked.
- get to a healthy weight (I'm 5'11", so let's shoot for 160.)
- read the Bible in chronological order in a year's time
- edit the crap out of my NaNo novel and prepare for this year's NaNo attempt (Yes, I already have an idea... heh)
- maintain a more consistent blog posting schedule - I used to be really good at this, but over the last couple of weeks, I've really been slacking. Not ok. The schedule will be as follows: at least one post every weekday by 2pm. Easy enough, eh?