I recently saw a great post by Astra over @A Stranger’s Guide to Novels where she introduced her NaNo character Ophelia. Since I am still miles away from having plotted and thought through my own NaNo novel Dreamer (which I shortly introduced here), I took the chance and now want to talk a little more about my main character Wick!
Full Name: Wick 0308
Age: 26 years
Wick is a Dreamer. Despite what it may sound like, Dreamers don’t actually have dreams of their own, they analyze, monitor and control dreams of humans. It is their whole purpose of being, all they ever do in life. However, Wick is different. He may not dream during the night, but he dreams big when it comes to his own life.
In Dreamer-society there are four categories/jobs people get put in. Their fate is decided among “creation”/”birth”, but if unhappy they can take assessment tests on their birthdays to get put into a different group. Wick’s always been a Monitor. That means he watches people’s dreams as they play out and theoretically intervenes when they don’t go according to plan, which has never happened in all of his life.
The other categories consist of the Council, a select few who make the executive decisions for Dreamer-kind, the Analysts, the people who take a look at a person’s data and calibrate the dream accordingly, and the Field Agents. Agents get to go into the dream landscape and interact with humans. It’s the most prestigious and dangerous job in Dreamer-society and the one Wick always wanted to have. He’s taken the test six times now, but he either failed or the results were inconclusive. Still, he doesn’t give up.
Character: Wick is very confident and even though he is not like other Dreamers, he is liked by many of them. Social life among the society is very limited, but he is the kind of person that can always bring life to the party. Some of his friends have tried to set him up with girls, but dating among Dreamers isn’t very romantic. They do get to choose their mate, but have to be approved by the Council. So far Wick wasn’t interested enough in anyone to put up with the hassle.
Mannerisms: Ruffles through his hair when nervous or embarrassed
Appearance: see photos! The first one is of him at his job (= clearly unhappy), the second one of the life he wants to lead.
So, that was it for now. I hope you’ve gotten a clearer picture of my main character through this. I’d love to hear your thoughts!! I’ll soon post a character profile for Clara, so, stay tuned!