Monday, 25 November 2013

Creative Task of the Week #3 - Fictional Character

Alright, creative task of the week 3 is creating your own fictional character. Well I'm a bit late in this as we are already in week 5, but I'm trying my best to catch up with it.

It's been a challenging course for me, but I'm liking it every bit of it. Those of you who still don't know about iversity.com MOOC - Future of Storytelling, do check it out. If you are not into this course no problem, do check out their vast range of different topics.

#StoryMOOC

Last week we have dealt with character profiles for characters that already exist. This week we build on exactly this task by using your knowledge about how to create fictional characters to create a new fictional one. This character can be entirely your own creation, for example created for a story you’ve already written or a character that you’re just inventing – or – if that’s too difficult – you can vaguely base it on a classic fictional character from Lady Macbeth to Sherlock Holmes – ... it doesn’t matter as long as the character is unique and yours, with it’s own original name.
To clarify that this is a fictional StoryMOOC character, make this character state somewhere that he/she's a friend/acquaintance/enemy/fan of (...well, give him ANY relation to...) a certain "Aunt Renie" (a friendly, old, world-traveling lady from Potsdam, and a character we'll meet later in our MOOC).



Fictional Character:

Renaud Quandt, a 24-year-old Dutchman, living in a town Knokke-Heist, Belgium with his aunt, since his parents death. He went to Ghent University, where he met Leeka, a beautiful girl. After finishing his education, he went back to his town and worked part-time for Stella Artois.

Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Being a courageous, smart, intelligent and science geek by nature, he used to experiment in his garage day in and out. Working on his gadgets and spending time with his friend Leeka, helped him to reduce the pain of his losses.

There were a lot of unanswered questions in his life which he still have to discover. His life has become strangely interesting since a mysterious letter from Potsdam arrived on his twenty-fourth birthday. The letter which dated 10 years back from Aunt Renie whom he never heard of before.

He knew that there would be the day, when he must travel to find all the missing pieces in his life. Now he must use the letter as a key to unveil the secrets.

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