Day 15) Develop a character.

Courtney Wood Montgomery 

Born: Union, South Carolina

Age: Old enough to have known better.

Height: Petite

Relationship Status: Newlywed

Likes: Summer nights, open fields, sweet iced tea, her mom’s sweet potato casserole

Dislikes: Formalities, cats, her in-laws

Greatest Accomplishment: Being the first in her family to graduate high school, not to mention college

Deepest Fears: Being trapped, physically and emotionally


Courtney is what you might call a firecracker. She’s had a tough run, but she attributes her accomplishments to hard work and being tough as nails. She’s highly no-nonsense. Attending her grandmother’s church is one of her sweetest childhood memories, but her taste for religion has turned bitter over the years. Unlike most of her cousins, she finished high school and even earned a scholarship to attend college. That’s where she met Neil Montgomery, the youngest son of an old Southern family. Though she wouldn’t say she’s madly in love with Neil, she was in love enough to say yes when he asked. Six months into her marriage, she finds herself increasingly unhappy and troubled by memories from her past that she’s been trying to escape.


  1. Bek on October 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Oooh, this is intriguing! Can’t wait to get to know Courtney.

    • Victoria Wilson on October 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks Beks! Tomorrow’s monologue will be fun!

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