I care about my novel Florid Eyes so much that I revised the undergraduate school my heroine Violet went to at least three times to match her character and personality.
Her background: Smart, witty and self-righteous, she was born into a middle class family class in NYC. She got a scholarship to go to a THIS COLLEGE her family couldn’t afford and did very well there.
Criteria: The school has to be east of the Mississippi River, private and a non Ivy League that is on a par with Georgetown, where she does her PhD in government now, in term of academic standing in the political science area.
- At first it was Emory.
- Then I changed it to Northwestern.
- After tons of research on school rankings and google mapping. I’ve finally decided on Notre Dame.
This background will only be mentioned twice. I know only a true writer will care about that. I am just very proud of myself.