We made it! And I've got great news!!! I still don't have an agent or publisher!! Woo-hoo!! That means I still make my own deadlines and write whatever I want! :/
Um, yeah ... April Fool's. That's my feeble attempt of dragging out the silver lining.
But hey today's day one of Blogging A-Z and my theme for the month is favorite characters from A-Z.
Today's choice for letter A:
Adam is well traveled, well-read, familiar with all the finer cultural customs, and is a gourmet chef. He's studied all over the world, speaks fluent Cantonese, and makes the best dishes anyone in Cicely, Alaska, among other parts of the world, has tasted. Sounds like a winner, right?
Well, now let's talk about his flaw. Adam is rude, brash, stubborn, discourteous, un-hygienic, and sequesters himself out in the wilderness of Alaska to live like a slob. Mind you, he still takes the time to travel and visit the finer cities of the world where he's well known for his gourmet dishes. But his preference, is the boonies, away from society because, in short, he hates people. (And after working in customer service for fifteen years, I can sometimes totally relate.)
His attention to detail with his cooking is in direct contrast to every other area of his life. Multi-layers.
Each time Adam would show up on an episode of Northern Exposure was a treat. He was brilliantly played by Alan Arkin. Watching Adam in action makes me wonder just how creative I can get when crafting my own characters. I'm not sure reading about him would ever do his character the same justice as having him to come to life on screen, but he's definitely an inspiration.
I leave you with a quick two-minute clip of Adam in action. If you've never seen him, you should really have a peek. Totally worth it.
That's it for me! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you'll be back to see my remaining selections of characters. I promise to keep them short!
How about you? Any favorite characters starting with the letter A? Did you know Adam from Northern Exposure, or anyone like him in real life? What're your thoughts on him?