Character Introduction: Enne Laine

Image ID: A digitally drawn portrait of a teenage girl from the neck up. Enne has warm brown skin with golden undertones and freckles dusted across her nose. Her dark brown hair is shoulder length and cork-screw curly. Her eyes are dark brown, she wears gold hoop earrings and she looks at the audience with a neutral expression. Though not shown in the picture, she’s tall and thin, dresses neatly in carefully mended white practical day dresses that fall to her knees and sandals. This portrait was done by @_.par0xysm._ on Instagram!

Age: 19

Role In The Story: The Guard, a Debilan girl who can hear magic, the cautious voice of reason

About:

Enne is a sarcastic and suspicious introvert who would do anything to keep her family safe. She doesn’t make friends easily, but she loves her younger siblings dearly but also doesn’t hesitate to call them dumb for their bad decisions (in true eldest sister fashion). She’s the careful and calculating counterbalance to Luca and Grace’s impulsivity and a chronically underestimated opponent because of her blindness. Despite her harsh facade, she’s a soft heart that maybe worries a little to much, likes to collect trinkets, pick flowers, and listen to the stories of history and myth. She finds friends and allies in Acheran and Chara, and learns to give their harsh world a second chance.

This is the first of several character introductions for my current WIP, Storge, which is in its editing phase! If you want to see Luca and Enne’s younger, Grace, make sure you check back next Friday! Thanks for reading! 🙂

Character Introduction: Luca Laine

Image ID: A digitally drawn portrait showing a teenaged boy from the neck up. Lucian has light-brown skin, an angular jaw, and choppy straight brown hair that reaches chin-level. Though not shown in his portrait, he’s average height, thin, and acrobatic. His clothes are mostly his father’s old things that don’t fit so they’re too large, threadbare, and patchy but comfortable and worn in. He always wears long sleeves to cover fractal-shaped burn scars on his arms and back that glow golden with magic. This portrait was done by @_.par0xysm._ on Instagram!

Age: 16

Role In The Story: Protagonist, a debilan boy hiding powerful magic, the inspiration others need, impulsively self-sacrificing hero, teenager who’s in over his head

About:

Despite having a rough early life, Luca does his best to keep an optimistic face for his family and friends. He’s very talkative and won’t hesitate to do silly things to make someone crack a smile, but under the cheery demeanor, there’s a depth of motivation that most miss. He values his freedom and above all, wants his family to be safe, and happy. When there are so many other constraints controlling their life – what little liberties he can take, he will. Lucian is friendly and outgoing and does his best not to get on anyone’s bad side and stay out of trouble – to varying degrees of success. He’s very close to his family and though he’s often the butt of his sister’s good-natured jokes, he won’t hesitate to tease back. He makes friends quickly and is quick to win over Acheran and Chara (possibly despite their better judgment), who become his closest confidants and greatest ally over the course of the story.

This is the first of several character introductions for my current WIP, Storge, which is in its editing phase! If you want to see Luca’s older sister, Enne, make sure you check back on Friday! Thanks for reading! 🙂

…so I’m really doing this

I find myself writing this in complete disbelief. I’ve wanted to be an author my whole life; as a little kid I hid under the blankets with a flashlight, notebook, and pen, thinking “I wanna write a book!”

Everyone does that, right?

Everyone has big dreams and big plans. But here I am, tentatively holding the finished first draft of my manuscript and countless more ideas, taking the first step towards putting the wildest of my literary endeavors out into the world for real. This is it, guys. I’m going legit. I’m really doing this whole “I’m going to be an author!” thing. I’ve got a website now.

Real Authors have websites, right?

Quite frankly, I haven’t the slightest idea of where to start with this, but I figure a first step, no matter how unsure, is a first step nonetheless. With time, and patience, and a lot of learning, I hope that’s going to turn into something more, and I hope I’ll be able to bring you along on the journey.

So let’s take the first step together, shall we?