Most characters (and people) carry certain things around with them most of the time. A purse, a backpack, or just a pocket. What they carry around with them (or what they DON’T carry) can tell a lot about them.
I have one character who carries two pictures with him, one of a person and one of a place. They’re getting a little tattered around the edges.
Another character carries a wallet that doesn’t belong to him.
And the last has a key tied to a shoe lace and an old pill bottle that doesn’t have any pills in it.
What do your characters carry along with them?
I carry my beloved clothespin doll, Miss No Name.
Oh that makes me all teary-eyed.
You know, that’s something that hadn’t occurred to me. Maybe it’s because I personally don’t carry anything except a cell phone, and then only on occasion. And none of my female MCs ever carry purses. Interesting!
1. A leatherman multi-tool
2. No pockets. Books don’t fit in a pocket. A backpack or a book under her arm.
3. Hmm…Definitely HAS pockets, but I picture her with hands jammed down in them, to keep hands still? To stay out of the cold Chicago wind?