Saturday, August 13, 2011

Introducing a Few Characters

This is the main page of Googling Facebook, but this is not where the novel will primarily be written. There are chapters to the right. They are told in first person point of view by the characters.

I have thought about these characters off and on for years, and I have written different things for them as I've searched for the right medium for them to tell their stories. Here is where they will tell their stories. It being blogs, the stories are in a sense told backwards -- but that is the nature of blog structure.

Maddy Meserve will be starting college at UT-Dallas. She is from Patchogue, NY, where she lived with her aunt and uncle the last few years before going to college. I want her to tell her own story, so I won't say much more about her other than what she may not mention about herself. She's around five and a half feet tall, a little on the heavy side -- which is good, considering her mother was obese enough to have to get stomach reduction surgery -- and has black hair and blue eyes. It's a family trait. Her uncle and her mother both have the same hair and eyes, as do their mother. It is doubly reinforced in Maddy.

Carlos Fernandez is in his second year economics student at UT-Dallas. He grew up in San Juan, TX and has three brothers and two sisters. He doesn't know that his father has another entire family he supports, which is where he really went every weekend, and why his family had little money. He is going to school with student loans and grants. He discovered Austrian economics by reading Jesus Huerta de Soto. He is roommates with . . .

Greg Harvest, a second year Child Learning and Development major, intending to become a grade school teacher, grew up in Richardson, TX and saw no reason to leave to go to college. There's little reason to go into much detail on Greg, because he's open -- all to open.

More characters will come over time, but there is plenty to digest with those who have begun.

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