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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 Edition

Good day to you, writerlings, and happy summer!!! Cait and I are back with another random assortment of questions for your character development! Dig right in and get to know your beautiful people.

But first...

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. They can be elusive and enigmatic, but we hope every question we post brings you closer to the answers about your wonderful beautiful people (your characters). 

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:





And now for the questions!

  1. Do they want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not?
  2. What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)
  3. What's the nicest thing they've done for someone else, and why did they do it?
  4. Have they ever been physically violent with someone, and what instigated it?
  5. Are they a rule-follower or a rebel?
  6. Are they organized or messy?
  7. What makes them feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way?
  8. What do they eat for breakfast? 
  9. Have they ever lost someone close to them? What happened?
  10. What’s their treat of choice? (Or, if not food, how else do they reward themselves?)

How's your summer going? What are you writing? Are you doing Camp NaNo? Tell me all!

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