Friday, March 19, 2010

I've Been Tagged! It's Boyfriend Book Time!

Jen at Unedited has tagged me to build my own book boyfriend! The tag button is a little too naughty for my taste (and I'm sure you've all seen it by now), so we will move right along to the book making!

I will describe these features as if I were choosing for characters in my book... what are some options I look for??

Hair color and style:

I'm always a fan of the messy, rockstar, hair-in-the-face look. But come to think of it, I don't think I've ever written any characters with this... must ammend that.

Being blonde myself (well, I used to be really really blonde, so I still identify as one), I tend to gravitate toward the lighter shades, especially for the nicer, angelic characters.
And for the darker, edgier characters, it seems natural to make them with jet-black hair. I don't know why this is... I should work on that, too. lol.


Obviously it changes for each character, and I make it up as I go. haha.

Eye color and facial features:

I like the chiseled facial structure (my hubs has this! :),
and blue eyes are always good.
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But so is green:


When I'm writing a character, I often start with one eye color for them, but then find a really neat way to describe a different color, then maybe another... it's sometimes a very difficult thing to decide on!

Height and body type:

I generally write main characters in the average/tall skinny range. But definition is always a plus.


Visible age:

Well, this strictly depends on the character. In my WIP, one of my main men is around 40, and I like to think he has aged as well as these fine fellows.


Human or other:

Human form on a regular basis, I'd say.

Paranormal skills:

Immortality, immeasurable strength, flying...

Interests:

Must love dogs! Especially Boxers!

Must love music!


Habitat:

Hmmm... they can come from anywhere really...

Special skills:

Must be handy!!


Nerdy hunk?

Sure! What a great hero a nerd makes!!


And I'm adding my own section...

They don't make em like they used to:




Most of you have already been tagged for this, so I'll pass it along to anyone who wants to participate!

15 comments:

  1. Sigh..... thanks, Kristin. I really needed that!!

    And I think every one of these posts I've seen has had a picture of Ryan Reynolds... mega sigh... LOL. : )

    Love your book boyfriend! When is he coming to visit me??

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  2. wow. what an eye candy post and great idea! Love it!


    not too serious i hope

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  3. Nerds are the best. :-)

    I like the "They don't make em like they used to" section. That's cute!

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  4. I'll have to bookmark this post. Wow. :D Thanks!

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  5. I am so glad you carried on the nerdy hunk!!!! I couldn't help myself on adding another one!

    My oh my what wonderful taste you have!!! Yummy!

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  6. You have a great taste. I love all except maybe the rock star one.

    Stopped over from Sat. Network. glad I did.

    Hope you will have time to check out my interview with Sharon Draper. She is one awesome lady and her new book has gone onto my all time favorite list.

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  7. *Swoon* I can't help falling in love with your book boyfriend. And I think that we do have a pretty similar taste there! Thank you for visiting my site =)

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  8. This was a really great post!!!!I think a drooled a bit while reading it!!!Found your website from the Saturday network from books at midnight!!

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  9. It was fun reading this :)
    Believe it or not, but pictures of sexy men and women actually increase the number of your blog visitors and readers to quite an amazing level :)) My HOLLYWOOD SPY is a proof for that theory.

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  10. Your ending was my definite favorite. No one's better than Gene Kelly. Best. Dancer. Ever.

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  11. Blimey, so many attractive man in one place. I had to re-read the post again, and again!
    I wonder which of these guys look most like your main male in your WIP?

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  12. Totally LOVE you book BF... definitely some drooling going on over here! lol and i am a big fan of they dont make them like they used to! lol

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  13. He sounds like a really hottie! Most of my characters are 10....

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  14. Love, love, love me these posts. And I'm with you on the actual button...it made me blush a little too.

    Mmmmmm...I'm also with you on the Goo Goo dolls lead man...quite tasty. Actually, I quite like your entire selection...

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  15. Kristi - good eye spotting Johnny Rzeznik!! Him and I go way back. And by that I mean... I've seen them in concert 3 times (once in the front row!! ).

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