The Fixer Character Profile: Charles Winter
March 14, 2015Hi Everyone,
While I've been hard at work editing "The Fixer: The Naked Man" (and writing book 2 of the series!) I realized it's been too long since I've shared some book info.
This next character profile is for Charles Winter, a man who is very good at his profession: thief.
Winter enters Katerina's life through a set of unusual circumstances, in which Katerina is desperate, and Winter is - not.
So here's a little info for you to get to know him... the Proust Questionnaire for Charles Winter...
What is your idea of perfect happiness? A flawless theft.
What is your greatest fear? Getting caught.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Houdini. The man knew how to make an escape.
Which living person do you most admire? No one.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? I have a weakness for a pretty face.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Self-righteousness.
What is your greatest extravagance? I enjoy living well.
What is your favorite journey? I've had too many to pick one.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Honesty.
On what occasion do you lie? When someone asks, "What do you do for a living?"
What do you dislike most about your appearance? Nothing.
Which living person do you most despise? No one at the moment but I like to keep my options open.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? "It is what it is."
What is your greatest regret? I have a weakness for a pretty face.
What or who is the greatest love of your life? Next question.
When and where were you happiest? I'm happy now.
Which talent would you most like to have? Magician. That would cut down on the legwork.
What is your current state of mind? Calm and alert.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Nothing. Everything is as it should be.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? I'm not in jail.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? William Pierce. He pulled off the Great Train Robbery of 1855 and got away with the gold. Well done.
What is your most treasured possession? I'm not attached to possessions.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? To be trapped in a small space with no way to escape.
Where would you like to live? A warm, pleasant climate.
What is your favorite occupation? The one I have now. What else?
What is your most marked characteristic? My voice.
What is the quality you most like in a man? Professionalism and precision.
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Ingenuity.
What do you most value in your friends? Their silence.
Who are your favorite writers? Machiavelli. I appreciate a little moral flexibility if it gets the job done.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Simon Templar, Professor Moriarty, the usual.
Who are your heroes in real life? I have none.
What are your favorite names? Katie, short for Katerina.
What is it that you most dislike? Stupidity.
How would you like to die? I wouldn't. But if it's a necessity, quickly and quietly.
What is your motto? “It is what it is."