Of Character Careers

15 Dec

When writing characters with day jobs, what kind of careers do you find yourself writing?

In quite a few of my stories — most of the ones that take place in more modern times rather than medieval fantasies — I find myself giving characters jobs that have to do with food. Waiters, cooks, restaurant hosts, farmers and ranchers…. I’m not sure why, either. I mean, food is glorious, but I’m not much of a cook myself.

It was just an odd coincidence that I recently noticed, and I was curious as to how others wrote their characters’ careers. Does your favorite main character have a career you would have liked? Something you’re interested in? Or perhaps your main character’s job is boring, merely a springboard until you’re able to whisk your character away on his or her real adventure?


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5 responses to “Of Character Careers

  1. Rachel

    December 16, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Most of the time at least one of my characters (main or secondary) is a full-time writer.

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    • Kris P.

      December 18, 2016 at 8:49 am

      “Write what you know,” right? 🙂 It’s great to share the joy and frustrations of writing with a reader!

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  2. tahenryauthoress

    December 16, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Spy, Analyst, Detective, Writer, and a Chef. LOL. Oh and I haven’t actually written this one but, I have noted down some scenes for a novel involving other worldly characters so to speak. In that one I have a fairy and an ogre so far. They’re both adventurers.

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    • Kris P.

      December 18, 2016 at 8:48 am

      I would read the hell out of a fairy and ogre partnering up on an adventure! Spies, writers, and chefs seem to be some of the more common careers, I’m finding!

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      • tahenryauthoress

        December 19, 2016 at 11:02 am

        The fairy and the ogre are waiting their turn in line in a nice dark pub, which features heavily in the few scenes I’ve written for them so far.

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