Yesterday I was so energized by working on the Mom character for the story, I put more thought into her sons. So far, I have two children and an ex-husband to develop. As per yesterday’s post, Mom is a tigress in a business suit. She thought she lost her second son, whom she mistreated, and if she had a second chance, she’d be a better mom to him.
So first son: He’s a rockstar on a beer budget. My thought of the character was, really, that’s his best. That’s who he is though. He is charismatic, and narcissistic. Now that his brother’s returned, he’s more than a little bit peeved that the attention is not solely on him.
The second son is a man of many hats and consummate actor. He has to be. He’s gone from being a nobody to the most influential man in the world. This has placed him in an awkward position as he is used to being questioned/doubted, as well as dysfunctional.
He struggles heavily with people who are more than happy to drop their problems at his feet to solve to their satisfaction.
BONUS CHARACTER: Dad. Can’t leave him out. He abandoned his wife and kids after Mom gave birth to the second son. He’s an enigmatic fine wine. He’s rich in flavor and strength, but he’s always out of reach for those who truly need them.
Dad’s a natural charmer, and can be attentive, considerate, and generous, when it suits him to be. When he cuts you off though, you feel it, and it is a cruel cut.
Now this gotta marinate on my brain some. LOL
Happy creative endeavors.