Years ago (and still applies today), the experts were telling fiction writers that in order to really know their main character, they must come up with a character profile sheet for them and definitely applies to all your characters as well. This is a good practice because once you know all the ins and outs of all your characters, the book flows better and allows the author to get inside the head of each of their characters.
We decided to ask authors if they would like to come up with a character sketch of their main character, throwing in a few unique questions to make it really fun!
Today we have Maria J. Andrade stopping by on her blog tour with a character sketch of her main character, Eva. Enjoy!
Learn more about Eva!
: Eva Alisio
: Ecuador, South America
: Guayaquil, Ecuador
: Two story home with five bedrooms
: Society, culture, religion of the early 20th Century
determined and limited women’s roles and their future. A time of oppression for females around the world. Even in the 21st Century many of those oppressive perspectives still exist which makes Eva’s story as pertinent today as it was 100 years ago!
: To determine her future and find greater freedom for her daughters.
: High School – women in that time of history were not offered higher education because their goal was marriage.
: Women must stand up to injustice and have their voices heard to change the misogynistic, racist, socially elitist, and economic disparity, which limits their lives and their future.
: Independent thinker, good at articulating her ideas, inspirational and fun- loving, a good dancer
: Tango dancer, reading
? Eva is a strong female character with a funny sense of humor, mischievous, intelligent, and brave. Even though she is an adolescent she makes her own counter-culture decisions and redeems herself and her future.
: Not a focus in this novel
: They have the right to choose their own path in life. I want them to believe in themselves.
: Was when my sister, best friend, and I, made our plans to go to America to find new opportunities for women!
: My father died when I was an infant. My grandfather who raised me, tells my sister Victoria and I, that life is like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes things are great, and you feel the joy of the heights. Sometimes, you will also face overwhelming downturns. “Hold on tight because everything passes.” This will be a hard lesson for us to learn. My sister and I, and our lifelong friend, Marta, will be challenged by love, passion, scandal, and the loss of fortune, before we can attain our hard-earned freedom.
: Pray that God will help guide me and forgive me for my poor judgments. I fantasize about a better world in the future.
: I am courageous and inspire them to stand up to injustice.
: I become a woman who has the integrity and independence to determine my own life and my daughters will have an equally redeemable future!
: When I was rejected and seen by my family, friends, and society, as a pariah, someone who was disgraceful and to be avoided.
Meet the Author
Maria J. Andrade was born in Ecuador, South America, and raised in New York and California. She has a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. As a licensed therapist and writer, Maria has been diving into other people’s minds and her own, through dreams, poetry, and books for over three decades. She traveled with the Four Winds Society where she studied and was initiated into Andean shamanism in 1990.