What does the car we drive have to say about us? Or in this case, about the character?
Does it show the owner wants to flash wealth, power? Or is fun loving? Or respects classics? Or, if you’re like me, is it what you can afford?
One of the fun aspects of creating characters and story is deciding what kind of vehicle they drive.
In The Fragrance of Violets, the main character, Fiona, wants to be known as fun loving, so she drives a small, red Mini Cooper. In fact, she is fun loving—some of the time. She easily gets bogged down by anxiety and the weight of life, but she has her best friend, Lottie, to point her back to the Lord and push her to have some fun.
Fiona’s eventual love interest, Trevor, loves the classics. He models classic clothing and keeps his moral compass true. So, no surprise I thought he should have a classic car. A 1965 red Mustang.
I didn’t realize until after the book was completed that I had Trevor and Fiona both driving red cars. Does that predict a future for them?
Nason, Fiona’s erstwhile father, is a successful attorney for a big law firm. It was only right he should drive a swanky Mercedes Coupe. At least it’s silver, not red.
What kind of vehicle would you drive if money and circumstances were no object?
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