Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bruce - Beautiful People For Writers

I have recently discovered an absolutely wonderful blog, and have decided to join in on this month's Beautiful People for Writers! This is all about Bruce, a character from my WIP She-Wolf. His character is very dear to me, but has also been giving me some trouble recently and made plotting a bit of a nightmare.

Do they want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not?

Though Bruce remains a realist, apart of him is waiting for the time he meets his soulmate, and he can leave everything behind and settle down and just be happy. He loves children, and above all else, he just wants to be with someone and make them happy for the rest of their life.

What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)

Hand-to-hand. Through his many confrontation with various jerks and petty criminals, he's come to rely on purely his own body to fight. He only has a minor background with martial arts, from when he was in middle school, but it's served him well.

What's the nicest thing they've done for someone else, and why did they do it?

He once witness a woman being mugged, and scared the attackers away. She had a long walk home, and was obviously pretty poor. So being the rich aristocrat he is, he offered up his car. Not just as a ride, but he actually gave it to her. He was already at his destination, and he could easily call a car. Since then he's also donated to help the poor and needy, and keeps in close contact with that woman and her family.

Have they ever been physically violent with someone, and what instigated it?


When Bruce was younger, he would get upset easily. Particularly if the situation had to do with anyone that was sick, or had a disability. He almost got kicked out of college after getting into a fight. To some extent he's learned to control himself, but his natural reaction is to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and it's lead to him being violent with quite a few people.

Are they a rule-follower or a rebel?

Almost always a rule follower. On average he is a very respectable person, and practically over polite.

Are they organized or messy?

He's so organized, it's ridiculous. Having something out of place makes it hard for him to concentrate, so he keeps things very clean.

What makes them feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way?


When a person depends on him. He really loves to make other people happy, and when he's able to help other people that makes him most happy. To know that they're okay.

It was a long time since he truly felt needed in such a way, but as Paige struggles with her life, she slowly realises she needs more than just herself to survive. Bruce gives her all the support she needs, but it's when she starts giving him support back that he feels loved in a way he hadn't in a long time AND CAN I JUST FANGIRL FOR A MOMENT HERE BECAUSE FEELS.

What do they eat for breakfast?

Scrambled eggs with every kind of vegetable he can mixed in. His mother was a health nut, and it became so ingrained in him, that not having vegetables was like taboo. Not to say he doesn't eat his share of desserts and such...

Have they ever lost someone close to them? What happened?

Just after Bruce started going to college, his seventeen year old sister committed suicide. He came home to visit, and his sister seemed distant. It was hard enough with their father having Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and without Bruce around he figured she was having a hard time being on her own so much.

Their mother found her body the next morning, along with a suicide note. She said she always felt sad, no matter what she did. People were harassing her at school. Since that day, Bruce has kept that letter safely stored away. On the back was a heartfelt apology to him, and he always felt responsible for not being there after going to college.

What’s their treat of choice? (Or, if not food, how else do they reward themselves?)

Fleur de Sel Caramels. Or basically any kind of caramel, but those are his favorite and he must be torn away from them if anyone brings them to a party. It's an easy way to bribe him to do little tasks. He fully acknowledges this and is totally okay because it means he gets more caramel.

This was really fun! I may just join in next month as well...

Stay classy my friends.


  1. BRUUUUUCE YOU PRECIOUS DARLING. He sounds wonderful, and I can't wait until I have the privilege of reading She-Wolf.


      I can't wait to see what you think of She-Wolf. I almost want to just give everyone a copy of my first draft but it's HORRIBLE and does not justice to what's in my head.