Hey everyone. A little while ago (or a long while ago) I was tagged by Bella at Bella Blogs Because Books to do the bookish personality challenge. I just want to preface this by saying that I find personality typing really interesting. And maybe this will help you all to know a little bit more about me personally.
I saw this tag on Katesbookdate on youtibe (her video) and the original video was created by ReadLikeWildfire on youtube (her video). Plus she’s actually Australia which is super cool and I didn’t know there was such a big Australia booktube community and I am only just finding them so yass. I wasn’t exactly tagged in this… but it seemed like so much fun that I just had to do it. And if you’re a big fan of booktube videos (or new to them) then I do have a post of my booktube recommendations so you should definitely check that out.
So, basically how this tag works is that I write down a bunch of character’s names on pieces of paper and put them in a cup, then I take two out and have to choose between those characters which one best fits the question. On to the questions.
Beautiful people is a writing meme cohosted by Cait from Paper Fury and Sky from Further Up and Further In that is designed to help you get to know your characters better and share about your writing projects. I thought it would be fun to participate in this considering I am trying to share more about my writing with you guys and my main character’s parents play a large role in the story. This meme is for the whole of May so there’s still heaps of time for you to join in if you’re interested.
The Top Ten Tuesday topic for this week is things that make you not want to read a book. What things can someone say that make you go “nope” and avoid that book for all eternity. I know there are some, but I don’t know whether I will make it to ten. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish so go check them out.
Writing is hard man… Imagine you come up with this idea and it’s precious and small and you just want to take care of it. You want to feed it until it becomes a fully fleshed out plot line and spend hours writing the idea. But the world is a harsh place, you might find out your idea is already very much so a thing, you might lose your excitement after just a few days or you might just not be able to find the time to write around all the other possibilities of what you can spend your time on. Even if you actually get to sit down and work on your book there are so many other challenges that I need to rant about.
This is a tag that went around a lot a year or so ago, but Bella from Bella Blogs Because Books decided to bring it back and I love watching videos of this tag or reading people’s posts so I thought I would do it! This tag was created by Emma from emmabooks Here’s to finding some awesome new ships. Most of these are from Harry Potter, Throne of Glass, Percy Jackson, The Raven Cycle and Red Rising… so hopefully those are books you have read.
Considering we’re a week through nanowrimo I thought I’d share a quick lists of sites that I’ve found helpful. Many of these are all from the blogs of published authors, and I woul recommend checking out the whole site because there is so much knowledge on there. They have made me want to write again so I hope they do the same for you. Honestly this is as much a reminder for me as it is for you.
Developing characters is an important thing to do before you start writing so that your characters feel real and fleshed out. Sometimes characters come to you fully formed but other times you have no more than a vague feeling. Here is a list of things that are good to consider when developing your characters, and although you might not use all of them the better you know the character the better you can write them.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly group hosted on The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks’s theme is top ten character’s I’d name a child/pet/car after. I am big fan of dogs, I currently have one called Holly who is a beagle x caviler king charles spaniel. I would like to own more dogs once I am older, so I thought it would be interesting to make this list with that in mind so I can look back on it later.
Recently some of my friends had a disagreement and seeing them argue really helped me to see the differences in how they thought and responded to situations. This got me thinking about characters in novels and how we get an individual understanding of them.