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note to self: go outside

"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: FAQ

What is Beautiful People? 
Beautiful People is a blog link-up for writers hosted by myself and Cait @ Paper Fury. Every month, we post a list of 10 questions for you to answer about your characters. It's designed to help you get to know your characters - their quirks, their personality, their flaws, and who they are.

Can I join Beautiful People anytime? 
Absolutely. It's designed so you can jump in whenever new questions are posted. They'll be posted at the beginning of the month, but you can join in at aaaany time.

Can I submit questions to Beautiful People? 
Yes! In fact, we encourage it. If you'd like to submit questions, you have two choices. Either leave a comment on Paper Fury or Further Up and Further In, or send us emails. Whichever way you choose, we'll attempt to use your questions! 

Why is it called Beautiful People?
Originally, I (Sky) and my previous co-host Georgie coined the term! The general idea is that our characters are beautiful people with their own stories that deserve to be told.

When is it? 
The meme is live on the 5th of every month! You can join in at any time during the month, just add your post-url to the linky. And don't forget we'd love you to share the comment-love and visit some fellow linkers.

What's Beautiful Books?
Every November, we change Beautiful People into Beautiful Books in honor of NaNoWriMo. It's an opportunity for you to feature your current novel on your blog, and maybe learn something more about it in the process. You can find out more about it by reading the first post here.

(Many thanks to Cait for polishing this FAQ up.)

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