I'm taking a creative writing class this quarter. Our first assignment is to create a character adn a setting that we will use in the rest of our assignments. Both have to be contemporary, and we're forbidden from creating sci-fi/fantasy style characters/settings. :(
I'm less disappointed by this than I thought I would be, but I'm not quite sure what exactly I want to go with. I think I have it boiled down to a few different alternatives: a teen-aged non-believer living with christian parents, a teen-aged social outcast that believes in magic and fairies rather than dealing with reality, or a 20 something doing hair in a shop that attracts a lot of nutcases.
I figured I could set it in a fictional town that is a cross between the area I grew up in and my husband's hometown.
Which character idea sounds more interesting?