Saturday, December 13, 2014

Quirky

Check the date and time for this post.

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Right--12/13/14  15:16 (that's military for 3:16 PM)

Such a cool date. We'll never see it again with month, day, year, hour and minute lined up that way! Well, at least for a hundred years. There's a little math geek in me that is very happy right now.

Quirky: Finding something just strange enough to be interesting, but not so far out there to be off-putting.

Quirky characteristics make books memorable, pull us into the story, and make the characters more relatable--iconic. Here are a few quirky characters that come to mind:

Harry Potter--lightning bolt scar

Jace in The Mortal Instruments--so, so, soooooo conceited but we love him for it

Becky Bloomwood in Shopaholic--she can't help it--she shops, and spends, and buys some more

Mrs. Bennet in Pride & Prejudice--perpetually immature


Quirky details pull us into stories. 
Go write some quirks today!

1 comment:

Donna K. Weaver said...

So true! Some of my favorite characters have been the quirkiest.