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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

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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