#31: Character Development — The MER-TWINS

A Mermaid girl and Merman boy—twin teenagers—great characters for Jane and Jake to look up to (as Jane and Jake are 9 years old). 

IMG_6546-mertwinsThe twins are sixteen-year-old “Royal’s.”  Princess Allegro and Prince Adante–the children of the Mermaid Princess. They live in Adventure Castle in Awesome, and are guardians of the Pearls of Power (the pearls are sacred, in which Jane & Jake’s Adventures take them to learn a about their inner awesome, and each colored appropriate pearl is achieved after understanding what the specific trait is and how they become more beautiful in color because of it.)

The twins are “average” teenagers; in other words, have and share many of the same childhood and adolescence issues a lot of kids go through, which we are developing in conjunction with Jane and Jake’s life’s experiences–a wonderful plot structure, as everything in AuraCity (where Jane and Jake live) is parallel to Awesome (where the MerTwins and all sea creature friends live) in ways which explain and describe our character traits we each have inside us.




































Join Jane, Jake and all their friends on the adventures to discover your inner awesome, together!

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Note: This Blog is a chronological diary of a start-up-company—The JNP Project’s Journey—reading it from the start, will broaden your understanding of the path we are on, together, and hopefully, positively influence you in some way!

FYI Tip: – How to build a go-to-character:
– Take the time to really develop the ‘who’ and ‘why’ of your characters; give them the quality that will supersede your competition’s character(s) counterparts.

The interesting background on who these best-friends are…

JNP_iBOOK_STORING-ENDING-GROUPWhy Jane and Jake? We spent a great deal of time choosing the names of our main characters. It was important to us that they were similar names, with the same number of syllables and the same sound.  The characters,  male and female,  are equals and have an easy relationship  as a ‘team’  of friends, each with his or her own foibles, but learning together about inner awesome! Their simple names don’t convey any particular socioeconomic class, culture, country or ethnicity. Children everywhere can identify with them. We hope your child identifies with Jane and/or Jake.

Oracle’s name comes from the Oracle of Delphi, the wise messenger of Greek mythology. He is the “adult” in the stories, observing, commenting and yet remaining slightly aloof. He knows what Jane and Jake are thinking, but rather than informing and explaining  our Oracle encourages and guides Jane and Jake as they discover for themselves how to manage their emotions and behavior. The undersea world of Awesome is a device which  allows Jane and Jake to confront issues such as truth and kindness, learn about them and conquer their own anxieties and  fears in order to win pearls of power and gain self-confidence.

The undersea journey in Awesome is a metaphor for Jane and Jake’s personal journey, and your child experiences this journey of self-discovery with them. Certain issues may resonate with your child and his or her personal journey may be different, in which case you will be able to use the story to prompt a personal discussion or discovery with your child. The reading experience becomes interactive between child, story and adult.


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