To say this week has been crazy is an understatement. I’m just glad the week is over. I’ve channeled all this negativity in the world into positive vibes that has allowed me to make more progress on my book. This week, I wanted to share a little insight on the main character of my series, Tootsie Carter.
Who is Tootsie Carter?
Rita Carter (a.k.a. Tootsie) was born in 1946 in Bronx, New York City. She is the daughter and only child of Louise and Walter Carter. Rita is an avid reader and collector of Dick Tracy comic books, and has a penchant for Tootsie Roll candy, which is how she got her nickname.
When she was a child, her father gave her one of his old comic book issues of Dick Tracy, and she was instantly hooked. Since then, Tootsie has looked up to the fictional detective as a role model of what she hopes to aspire to be the greatest detective in the world–or at least, the greatest in New York City.
Tootsie has a vivid imagination. As a child, Tootsie would often pretend she was one of Dick Tracy’s young ace detectives, and solve mysteries all around her neighborhood. She helped adults and other neighborhood kids in a variety of ways such as: finding lost items, saving kids from bullies, or stopping young mischief makers in their tracks.
Tootsie is a tomboy with a spunky, no-nonsense attitude. She prefers getting her hands dirty helping people than being neat and tidy like a ‘proper lady.’ She’s strong, confident, and can hold her own in a man’s world.
10 comments on “Who is Tootsie Carter?”
Yes calling this week crazy is an understatement. I hope things are fine at your end.
Things are great, despite the circumstances. Always trying to stay positive!
I can imagine losing yourself in your writing is a must for sanity’s sake right now. Tootsie sounds like a great character. My dad was into the Dick Tracy comics growing up. I hope you have a great week!
Tootsie has been a fun character to write, and I wanted everyone to be able to relate to her.
Thank you, and I hope you have a great week, too!
Always used to read the comics when I was a kid, I was more of a Brenda Starr fan. 🙂
Oh wow! I’ve never heard of Brenda Starr. I’ll have to do some research on that one. Thanks for the mention!
It has definitely been a weird first week of the year. Lets hope things get better soon.
Your characters sounds like a great one! I love a strong female character.
Have a great week and happy reading.
Thanks for visiting! Yeah, I’m optimistic that things will start getting better by next month.
Thanks for the comments! I definitely wanted Tootsie to be one tough cookie 🙂
Ugh, crazy week indeed! Gotta channel those vibes into good work. I haven’t seen any of these movies! I need to write them down for later.
The movies were really great! Real hidden gems. Kansas City Confidential was especially fun.