Jyslin Dalael: Etherian Priestess in Training: A Character Profile #atozchallenge #blogging #writing
Since today’s letter is J, I thought I would post today about my most recent character obsession, Jyslin (Jice-linn). I spelled it phonetically because I did have a reader friend giggle at the name. She had been pronouncing it differently, and well, it isn’t the sort of way I want her name remembered, if you get my meaning. I may even go back and change the spelling in the story to Jicelyn to avoid that little snag. I just wish I liked the way it looked on the page a bit better when spelled that way.
Regardless, here is my character page for Jyslin, the female lead character in a WIP novel I have given the working title of Destiny’s Trial. She plays opposite my favorite Bad Wolf, Domnu.
Name: Jyslin Dalael
Realm: Etheria (Mountain of Mists)
Appearance: Long ebony hair, pale skin and silver eyes.
Here are the images I pinned on Pinterest to represent Jyslin:
Notable Characteristics: Jyslin is an acolyte priestess who is embarking on her Cinuint journey (see the C post for the A to Z challenge for details on what that is). She runs into Domnu during her travels. Jyslin is Etherian, therefore able to breathe both air and water.
Other Facts of Interest: Jyslin has a Spirit Twin ( a frost owl) named Angus. I picture him as a large snowy own with blue tipped wings. Here is his inspiration image:
I find that it helps to have a mental image as well as a graphic to help represent my characters when I am in the process of writing their stories. For whatever reason, it seems to help the story flow.
Where do you get your story inspirations? Do you use graphic representations like I do, or do you have other ways to cement the characters in your mind?
Would love to know how others tackle these sorts of things. Feel free to share 🙂