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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

Beautiful People - July/August Edition

Beautiful People is a little late this year, but better late than never, I always say! :)

If you want to find out more about Beautiful People and what it is, go ahead and head on over to this post.

As always, my partner-in-crime Georgie Penn said it better than I ever could, so I'm just going to quote her on this. For those participating, as you answer the questions, remember, they are not just a way to share what you already know about your character with others, but also to discover more about them yourself. If you don't know the answer to one of the questions, think about it for a little while. Some of the questions are hard, but finding the answer may just help you get to know them a little better.

Last, but not least, even though some of the questions seemed geared towards non-fantasy kind of characters, I still encourage fantasy authors to see if they can adapt the questions so it'll work for them. If you need to change the questions around a little bit, please feel free to do so. You could also imagine what the answer would be if your character wasn't fantasy. What would they be like in a modern world?

Otherwise, on to the questions! Thanks to Hannah Grace and Taylor Lynn for these questions.

  1. What is his/her biggest secret?
  2. Has he/she ever been in love?
  3. What is his/her comfort food?
  4. Does he/she play a musical instrument? If so, what?
  5. What colour are his/her eyes? Hair?
  6. Does he/she have any pets?
  7. What is his/her favorite place to be?
  8. What are some of his/her dreams or goals?
  9. Does he/she enjoy sports?
  10. What is his/her favorite flower or plant?

Also, please leave any and all questions you have for Beautiful People, since we're putting together a master list and you can never have too many questions. ;)

Don't forget to sign the linky!

Have fun! :)


  1. I'm going to do this a little later. I don't I even did the May/June edition! I can't remember.. I'll go check ;) :P
    Great questions! It's so hard to decided on whether or not I should do them for Charlotte, or Alex. I think I'll do both :))
    -Jocee <3

  2. I have a book I'm working there some way I can attach it onto my blog (it's in a Word document) and then I could answer the questions?


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