July 2015 - further up and further in

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Beautiful People: Fiona (July 2015)

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Beautiful People: Fiona (July 2015)
In honor of completing my rewrite of Because I'm Irish, I'm using its protagonist, Fiona, for this month's Beautiful People. She's been around since 2011 so I know her like the back of my hand, but it's still really helpful to learn even more about her and write down real, official answers instead of keeping it all in my head. So, without further ado, here we go!


1. What’s their favourite ice cream flavour?
Mint chocolate chip.

2. Your character is getting ready for a night out. Where are they going? What are they wearing? Who will they be with?
Depends on where she's going, but Fiona probably wouldn't change out of her yoga pants unless it was really something special. Even then, she'd only upgrade to jeans. She will wear a dress if you make her, but she'll fight you every step of the way.

3. Look at your character’s feet. Describe what you see there. Do they wear dress shoes, gym shoes, or none at all? Are they in socks that are ratty and full of holes? What do they consider comfortable and what do they consider agony?
Most of the time socks or barefeet, but her favorite pair of shoes are her tangerine Converse. She likes her socks to remain un-holey. She also considers any other shoe besides sneakers or flip flops agony.

4. Do they have any birthmark or scars? Where are they and how did they get them?
Not at the start, but Fiona does sustain scars as the book and series go on. (Ooh, how mysterious!) Her trademark is pale skin.

5. What kind of music do they listen to? Does it change depending on their mood or is it always consistent? (Feel free to share samples!)
It changes, but Fiona really enjoys indie and her favorite musician is Florence + the Machine.

6. Do they have any musical talent? Play an instrument? How’s their singing voice?
Fiona really cannot sing (except she's convinced the acoustics in the shower help her sound better), but she plays violin.

7. What kind of book would you catch them reading?
Non-fiction or autobiographies. She'll read a YA novel if it comes highly recommended.

8. How would they spend their summers (or their holidays)?
Doing nothing of importance, honestly. Fiona has no hobbies. It's a problem. (She'd probably go home and visit her parents in New Jersey, though.)

9. It’s Saturday at noon. What is your character doing? Give details. Ex. If they’re eating breakfast, what’s on the menu? Are they hiking, shopping, lazing around?
Fiona is probably sitting at her counter in her apartment in New York City, trying to decide what on earth to eat for lunch and whether she wants to go out into the city to eat or just make something there. 

10. Is there anything your character wants to be free of?
Yes--she's not overly fond of her work situation at the moment (that's an understatement).

Thanks so much for reading! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor?
If you want to answer all these questions, join this month's version of Beautiful People here!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Well, That Was Weird

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Well, That Was Weird

Two days ago, I finished my first rewrite. And, I'm still not quite sure what happened, but I'm here to say that I finished another book... ?!?


Okay, here's what happened. After finishing Because I'm Irish, I felt fresh wind in my sails. I started working on The Angel Novel. But in the back of my mind, I couldn't stop thinking about Petrichor. It was at 96,000 words and so close to the ending. I have apparently become a.) *cough* addicted to the high I get when I finish novels and b.) tired of having novels so close to being finished and yet not.

Of course, I decided to finish it in one day, like the ridiculous person I am.

I figured out, finally, how I could end it. I ended up writing a quick ending with lots of fast-paced, unexpected twists. I killed a minor character and injured some others. I messed stuff up. And, ultimately, I typed the last words of this ridiculously long 100,000 word book. (Writing a book of 100,000 words was something I always wanted to do, so I guess that's cool. But editing will be awful.)

Aaand to be honest, I'm not completely sure how I feel about it. Like, I'm glad I finished it, but it feels weird. My emotion is this:


I'm not satisfied with the ending, but as a whole, I'm not satisfied with the novel. I love the characters and I can see their potential, but there's a lot of stuff I need to fix and take out first in order for my babies to really shine. When I read back over it, I kept wanting to start editing right away. But I knew I couldn't edit it until there was an ending. I also knew if I took more than one day to write the ending, I'd chicken out and it wouldn't get done. So I blazed through it. I wrote 4,000 words in Petrichor (and 3,000 words in The Angel Novel. I have no idea why I decided to write so much).


But the point is, I ended it. On July 16th, sometime after midnight, with a total of 100,346 words, I finished Petrichor!


stats (for posterity's sake!)

started: November 1, 2013
finished: July 16th, 2015
final wordcount: 100,346
final pagecount: 296

Sadly, this post is not as cool or helpful as my last one. I don't have any writing advice or anything (except that sometimes you have to put down some kind of ending and sometimes your writing does stuff you didn't expect and writing is WEIRD, man). I just wanted to post here to mark this day down in my writing history. I've been pretty open about Petrichor here on my blog, so it's really unbelievable to announce that it's finally done! Now what will I do with my life? Actually, I know. If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go sleep for a week.

How's your writing going? Have you ever done something you did not expect?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

5 Things I Learned From My First Rewrite

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5 Things I Learned From My First Rewrite

In December, I admitted that I had never done a rewrite or any sort of editing, and that I was hoping to change that. In this post, I told you all that I was going to rewrite one of my soul-novels, Because I'm Irish.

Well, I did. Rewriting was overall an extremely positive experience, and I'd like to announce that I finished the second draft of Because I'm Irish on July 15th, 2015, at 12:14 am. (Yes, I noted the time. #nerd)
I knew I was close to the end, but I didn't know how close. As I was writing, I realized that the sentence I had just typed would be the last one. And I started to cry, because this book is so important to me and the past six months of work had finally been completed.

It's hard to come up with the words to say how I feel about this! Overall, I'm excited. But since I've devoted the past six months to writing BCII, now I'm not sure what to do with my life.

But never fear. It's still an amazing feeling. Here's a couple of things I learned...

1. Rewriting is actually amazing.

It's like reliving the story you love so much, except you get to make it better this time. BCII is now more fleshed out and one step closer to the final thing. I'm happy with it.

2. Writing is a discipline.

This has been so obvious to me for many years, but I haven't actually acted on it. While I took a few months off from BCII (from March to June), ultimately I finished in six months. Why was this? Um, the fact that I just sat down to write. (Something I should have done much sooner...) Ultimately, I just did the thing. Which brings me to my next point.

3. "Just do it" is a very valid way to write.

I have hesitated for so long with my writing. I have been a perfectionist. But the best thing I possibly could have done for my writing career was to choose to just plunge forward anyway. It's not going to be perfect. You just have to write it. Get it on the page.

This is a meme of epic proportions, but it is also very motivational.

4. I love this book.

I thought I couldn't love BCII any more, but I was wrong. I fell in love with the characters all over again. I'm also so grateful for this rewrite. It deepened the characters and the story. I'm kind of speechless on how to express how much I love these characters and how grateful I am that I got a chance to tell their story. BCII came to me at a time when I needed it most, when I was down in the dumps. It distracted me from my life and made me laugh, and it's lived on for all these years. It continues to help me, distract me from difficulties, and make me laugh. As weird as it sounds, this book and its characters have changed me and I wouldn't be the same without them.
Overall, I'm a gigantic emotional mess.


So what's next for me? I'll let BCII sit for a while, then probably do a round of edits. Until then, I have turned to the old standby: writing a new novel. I'm continuing The Angel Novel (clever title, I know) and it's going swimmingly (I just hit 20k today!). I honestly can't wait to finish that book, and all the other books after this. Which brings me to just one more point...

5. The feeling of finishing is amazing.

I have a new addiction. I'm addicted to the high of finishing a novel. And though it's hard work to get there, I don't ever want to stop finishing what I start. I genuinely hope you guys can have this feeling too. Pursue your dreams! Write your books. It's worth it.


What about you? Have you ever finished a rewrite? How was it?

P.S. - For those curious, BCII came to a total of 60,200 words. Also, I've noticed a trend: every June or July I finish a book in the BCII series. BCII was finished July 7th, 2012. I added a better ending scene to it in June of 2013. In July of 2013, I started the sequel, Because We Can. In June of 2014, I finished Because We Can. In July of 2015 (now), I finished the rewrite of BCII. I'd better start preparing for next year's BCII book. I have a trend to uphold.

Oh, also, I thought I was done fangirling, but I'm not. Allow me a moment.


Alright, I'm good now.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Writing Resources: Let’s Talk About Word Wars

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Writing Resources: Let’s Talk About Word Wars
Staying motivated as writers can be hard, but I'm here to give you a little secret: aka, the NUMBER ONE RESOURCE TO KEEP ME WRITING THAT I'VE EVER DISCOVERED.

What is it?

Word wars.


♪ Do you want to have a word war? Come on, let's go and write... ♪

What exactly is a word war? (And how do you do one?)

A word war is where you and another friend (or two, or twenty) set a specific time to write for. It could be 15 minutes, it could be one hour, but the most important thing is that you're writing. Once you're done, you come back to your friends and compare word counts. (Word wars can also referred to as a word sprint, and probably other names I'm not aware of. On Twitter, there's a thing called #1k1hour, which is exactly what it sounds like. But I digress.)

I honestly don't remember when I was introduced to word wars, or how, but I do know that they changed my life forever. You may be wondering, why are word wars so great?

1. They keep me motivated
2. It's fun to write with other writers.
3. A little competition never hurt anyone.

Where can I find one?

Honestly, everywhere. You can also find lots of people on Twitter dedicated to having word wars/sprints. One of my favorites is Friday Night Writes, who dedicate the entirety of Friday nights to racking up those word counts. And honestly, I'm always down for a word war at my personal Twitter account, too.

You can also type "Word Wars" into Facebook and probably find Facebook groups dedicated solely to it. You and another writing friend can have one spontaneously if you'd like. You can also word war with yourself at Write or Die. Simply put, it's all about what gets you writing. 

Was this helpful? Have you ever done a word war?

(Be sure to check out my new writing resources page for every awesome writing thing I've ever discovered, and stay tuned for more posts like this in the future!)


Monday, July 6, 2015

My Summer Reading Mission

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My Summer Reading Mission
I've been trying to get back into reading for a while now... to no avail. My goal to read 20 books in 2015 languished on Goodreads at the low measly number of 2 books.

Then along came Sarah Munson, who created the Fangirl Initiative Summer Reading Mission. Posted yesterday, it contains 15 awesome categories that will help you choose what to read this summer. (And there are prizes!) This challenge was 100% Sarah's idea and hard work, and it's a BRILLIANT idea if I say so myself. So I wanted to announce my intentions of participating, as well as invite you to join us. This summer reading challenge could be the thing to reinvigorate my reading this year. So in my best attempt at being a book blogger, here are my summer reading plans.

A book written by an author with your first name (or the same first or last initial as you.)

Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier
It's the Carnevale of 1750 and Venice's ballrooms, theatres, palazzos and squares are filled with delicious gossip, devilish fun and dangerous games. In this glittering masked world, everyone has a secret...
Set in an age of decadence made famous by Casanova, Masquerade uncovers the secrets of seven teens, from the highest aristocrat to the lowest servant – their dreams, desires, loves, loyalties ... and betrayals.
All the world's a stage. Let the show begin.
Why I chose it: While I go by Sky on my blog, my real name is actually Kylie. I found this book via Cait @ Paper Fury's awesome archive of book reviews. While I don't know much about this book, the atmosphere seems great and I'm excited to give it a try.

A book with a color in the title. 
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. 
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Why I chose it: This is the second book in The Lunar Chronicles, the first book of which I will also be reading in this challenge. It seems natural that I'd like to read it as well, so we're gonna go for it.

A book that's been sitting on your shelf for more than a year. 
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
I have two weeks. You'll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.
That's what you do to enemy agents. It's what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine - and I will do anything, anything to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.
He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I'm going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France - an Allied Invasion of Two.
We are a sensational team.
Why I chose it: While I don't actually own this book, it's been on my Goodreads shelf for over a year. I tried reading a while back but shamefully had to take it back to the library before I was finished with it. So I'm going to try it again!

A book that is historical fiction. 
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that's in store for her?
Why I chose it: Because I thought maybe if I enjoyed Code Name Verity, I'd want to read this one! This too is a sequel to another book in this challenge. I'm hoping reading the first books goes well because otherwise I have an unavoidable dilemma.

A book you picked for the cover. 
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.
Why I chose it: I googled Goodreads lists for pretty covers and there it was. Pretty simple. (I do have to say it was Brett Michael Orr's review that really convinced me, though.)

A book that's first in a series. 
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Why I chose it: This was one of Sarah's recommendations in the introduction post for the reading challenge, so I kept it! It's been on my TBR list for forever anyway, and I had recently put it on hold at the library. Win-win.

A book involving time travel.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Audrey Niffenegger's dazzling debut is the story of Clare, a beautiful, strong-minded art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: his genetic clock randomly resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous and unpredictable, and lend a spectacular urgency to Clare and Henry's unconventional love story. That their attempt to live normal lives together is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control makes their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.
Why I chose it: I feel like I've heard of this book, but I don't remember what exactly was said. Regardless, I have a vague positive impression about it... and the cover was pretty.

A book featuring a love triangle. 
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
Why I chose it: Apparently this has a love triangle, at least according to Goodreads. Maybe it doesn't surface till later books in the series--if it does, don't stone me! But seriously, I've been meaning to read this for a while.

A book set in the future. 
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.
The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.
Bradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
Why I chose it: I've wanted to read this book about the future for forever, so I feel that there is no time but the present. Seriously though, dystopic world involving books? Right up my alley. I hope it does not disappoint.

A book with more than 400 pages. 
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Why I chose it: Despite being an extreme fangirl, I have not read this yet. Shamefully, this is another one I tried to read but put down because it didn't grab me... BUT! I'm going to do it again this time. I will not fail you, Rainbow Rowell. (I had to include this book, since this is The Fangirl Initiative's reading challenge.)

A book narrated by a guy. 
Paper Towns by John Green
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew...
Why I chose it: I've heard a lot about this book, so in honor of the movie coming up, I'm going to give this a shot.

A book retelling a fairy tale. 
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Why I chose it: I loved the cover and I've heard good things about Sarah J. Maas.

A book that is a classic. 
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins,
"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."
His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.
Why I chose it: I've been meaning to read this for forever. Let's do this.

A book outside your usual favorite genres.
Try Dying by James Scott Bell
Ty Buchanan is a rising star in his L.A. law firm, until the suspicious death of his fiancee forces him into the underbelly of the city to discover the truth behind her death. He soon has more than his career on the line, as he finds himself tangled up with a mysterious group of former gang members, and becomes the target of a killer.
Why I chose it: I loved James Scott Bell's books about writing (The Art of War for Writers and Plot and Structure in particular.) I've been meaning to read one of his books since I read his non-fiction. I also don't read many mysteries or thrillers, so it's a perfect fit. I'm reading this particular book because I liked it best out of the ones I saw, and because the world doesn't have enough characters named Ty.

A book recommended by a friend or fellow fangirl!
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last - inexorably - into evil.
Why I chose it: I planned to read this before the challenge began, because it was recommended to me by my friend Caroline. I've read a bit of it in eBook form but plan to get it as an actual book and finish it in earnest. I liked what I read, though.


Whew! Fingers crossed I can get through all of these awesome works of fiction. If you want to join us, click here for the details. Tag us in pictures of the books you choose at our Instagram! And if you want to keep up with my progress specifically, you can add me at my Goodreads here.

Okay, now I want to hear from you. Will you do the Summer Reading Mission with us? Have you read any books I mentioned? 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Beautiful People: July Edition

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Beautiful People: July Edition
Hi all! Forgive me for not putting this up at the same time as Cait's post; I was a total dingus and was too busy with my Fourth of July festivities.


Due to said festivities, my brain is fried, which is perfect because we have a round of lazy, summery questions for you. In honor of independence days in Canada and America, as well as National Ice Cream Day this month, we have some questions themed around that, as well as a handful of others that just scream of lazy summer lounging. So, without further ado, I'll get to the questions... but first, here's a little info in case you're not exactly sure what this is.

What is Beautiful People?
Beautiful People is a blog meme hosted by myself and the ever-awesome Cait @ Paper Fury. Every month, we post ten questions to help you get to know your characters better. 

How do I join?
Just jump in! Snag the questions, post them on your blog, and come back to add your link! I also recommend checking out the posts of the other participants. It's a great way to make new friends.

Please also give Cait and I a link back--whether through a regular link, or these shiny blog buttons:





You can also check out our archive and our FAQ.

And now for the questions!

1. What’s their favourite ice cream flavour?
2. Your character is getting ready for a night out. Where are they going? What are they wearing? Who will they be with?
3. Look at your character’s feet. Describe what you see there. Do they wear dress shoes, gym shoes, or none at all? Are they in socks that are ratty and full of holes? What do they consider comfortable and what do they consider agony?
4. Do they have any birthmark or scars? Where are they and how did they get them?
5. What kind of music do they listen to? Does it change depending on their mood or is it always consistent? (Feel free to share samples!)
6. Do they have any musical talent? Play an instrument? How’s their singing voice?
7. What kind of book would you catch them reading?
8. How would they spend their summers (or their holidays)?
9. It’s Saturday at noon. What is your character doing? Give details. Ex. If they’re eating breakfast, what’s on the menu? Are they hiking, shopping, lazing around?
10. Is there anything your character wants to be free of?

And voila, the linky:


Now go forth and answer these questions! Writing can be hard...


but you've got this.


May the odds be ever in your favor!


How's your current WIP going?