Hope: Ordinary or Extraordinary? 

Hi guys! 

Hope you’ve all had a great week! 

What makes a character extraordinary in your view? 

I’ll tell you a bit about my main character, Seori (or Rosie as an alternative. I haven’t decided on which is better). 

She is thirteen in my current draft, but thinking of aging her up to fourteen/fifteen. Having her younger makes it more middle grade fiction and I’d rather the book fall into YA. It’s just a hunch I have. She receives a letter from her biological mum and learns that she’s a Verboten. 

Now, anyone who is Verboten is denied the right to live by the Moirai, my story world’s answer to government. 

The Moirai have rules which restrict everybody to conform. Everybody’s identity is stripped. They are known only by number codes and each have uniforms to wear. Seori is a name that is found on the letter. 

There’s a reason why being a Verboten is known to be a one way ticket to death. 

Verbotens have powers that the Moirai can only dream of acquiring. 

Seori’s power is Psychometry. She can trace dead or missing people by reading jewellery. 

Most of my characters will evolve into Gods and Goddesses. 

Seori also learns that she provides others hope and optimism. But how she finds that out will remain a secret. 

Does providing people hope make her an extraordinary character? 

I think hope is an extraordinary thing. It’s the one thing that failed to escape Pandora’s Box, but sometimes hope can also be a catalyst for problems. 

It’s something I’ll spend some time considering. 

That’s all for this week, 

Until next time, 

Blaze

With thanks to Yevgeniy Gradov for the image via Unsplash.com.

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