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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: Friendship Edition

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Beautiful People! August 2nd was National Friendship Day, and to celebrate we've got a collection of questions about your friendships. So pick your favorite pair of buddies from your novel and let's get started!

But first... an introduction.

Aside from a long hiatus, BP has been in existence for 4 years now!

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. How long have they known each other, and how close are they?
  2. What’s their earliest memory of being best friends?
  3. Do they fight? How long do they typically fight for?
  4. Are their personalities similar or do they compliment each other?
  5. Who is the leader of their friendship (if anyone)?
  6. Do have any secrets from each other?
  7. How well do they know each other’s quirks and habits?
  8. What kind of things do they like to do together?
  9. Describe each character’s fashion style (use pictures if you’d like!) How are their styles different/similar?
  10. How would their lives be different without each other?

Friendships in fiction are one of my favorite things. We can't wait to hear about yours!

What's been going on with you guys? How's your WIP? What is your favorite friendship you've ever written?


  1. Yay, I love linking up with this feature :D :D I have to admit, I haven't many friendships in my novel, but I rebelled slightly and twisted the theme to fit my problematic fave antagonist duo XD

    1. I LOVE that you featured your antagonist duo. That was fantastic! Kudos. :D I'm so glad you enjoy Beautiful People!!

  2. I love this meme :) I stuck with my current WIP and featured a trio of adult friends. Thanks for hosting!

    1. That's fantastic, Rebekah! Thanks so much for linking up!

  3. I had a panic moment when I thought I'd waited too long and it wasn't letting me submit my link! Luckily I just wasn't looking in the right spot… :)


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