09-11-2009 04:28 PM
OK, I know this request sounds strange, but here it goes:
I am in the process of creating a character. She's in her mid/late 20s and I've named her Josette. Josette also has a twin brother, Michael, who's a lawyer. He's separate from Josette (meaning: what she does in jobs has no bearing on him in the story what-so-ever). I wanted to make everything clear.
I have an idea of what she looks like-that part is settled.
However, I haven't figured out an occupation for Josette. She's going to college, but what for, is my question. I mean, I'm not going to have a character that's just doing nothing with his/her "spare time".
So here's the challenge: Forget all the Josettes you know already in your own reading life/writing life/real life.
Imagine the name Josette alone in your mind. What do you imagine a girl named Josette doing in this modern world as a job?
09-11-2009 04:45 PM
You really didn't give us much to go on, in terms of Josette's upbringing, parents' occupations, or what part of the country she lives in. The only clue was that her twin brother is a lawyer.
So, assuming you want Josette to have an occupation roughly equal to her lawyerly brother, I'd have her working toward a Masters Degree in something concrete, (like Business - not Philosophy). That way she could probably step right into Management in some company/corporation.
Hope that helps. Good luck!
09-11-2009 09:37 PM
What Marilyn said. Wish I could be of more help, but I'm like thirteen, dog tired (in a if-I-don't-go-to-bed-soon-I'm-gonna-fall-flat-on-m
-Pretty Handsome Awkward, The Used
09-12-2009 07:23 AM
Hi PP!! Yes! I got the best job! *I think :]* LOL
Okay, I think she should work in the fashion industries, then later in the story she gets promoted to manager. Thanks everyone else! You helped me with the manager part!! :]
09-12-2009 03:39 PM
The first thing that strikes me is why she is so far behind in her education.
The obvious, to me, reason is that she was involved in something that has to be done young, and she moved on when she got a little too old or the romance of it began to fade.
Model turned into a fashion writer.
Solider who became a bodyguard.
Second-story thief transformed into a security consultant.
Girl-band drummer now a manager/agent.
Or maybe she spent years satisfying her wanderlust and found in niche in the travel industry.
Any of these also fits the name.
"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards." -- Robert Heinlein
09-16-2009 12:42 AM
I've never meet a Josette before, so I'm not sure what to think, but what I imagined might TOTALLY derail the story so its kinda stupid to say anyways. but I imagined a Josette as a ballet teacher for children. Though you're character might not even dance so I'm not sure...
09-16-2009 12:43 AM
Although my idea would be for just a random kind of job, not college or anything.