Tuesday, August 15, 2017

So Your Character is From Portugal ... Featuring Marta @ The Book Mermaid, Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much, & Joana @ Bookneeders





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Italy ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

I honestly didn't know much about Portugal before this post. I could find it on a map, I knew Christopher Columbus came from there, and I like making Portuguese stew but that's just about it. I'm so glad to have these ladies on the blog!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts are as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sass versus Subtly: A Discussion about the Popularity of Snark





Sassy and snark. I've never really cared for these descriptors, but these are popular buzzwords these days. Characters across media, especially on Pinterest and Tumblr, are praised for their sass and snark.

Am I the only one that has a problem with that?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Beautiful People #27: Cohen (Silhouette)





It's time for this month's Beautiful People! Yay! This is a link-up hosted by Paperfury and Further Up and Further Inwhere you answer questions about your characters. I participated in Beautiful People for the last three years every month. Pretty crazy. XD This link-up has been just so helpful with character development. 

Cohen is a new character I'm developing for my NaNo novel Silhouette. This BP fits perfect for him. His story is adult science-fiction (Writing an adult fiction. Scary. XD) and he comes from a 1900s tech trio of planets connected by space elevators and he's currently in a mining colony as is his sentence. The planet is unsuitable for humans so him and his other inmates have had their souls transferred into special ceramic bodies to survive the conditions. If you'd like to participate in this link-up yourself, check out either Paperfury or Further Up and Further In to see how. Here we go!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

So Your Character is from Italy ... Featuring Emily @ Little Black Sheep




It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Bolivia ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

My dad's side of the family has direct Italian origins, so I grew up with a lot of stories about his Sicilian grandparents and eating a lot of authentic Italian food. I'm so glad I found Emily so I can learn even more about this amazing country!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts are as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Monthly Summary: July 2017




This month was so crazy! Good crazy though. I did so many new things I hadn't before and made so many memories for years to come. Yes it had it stressful moments, but the majority was absolute bliss. Any time I'm surrounded by people who love and care about me it's a slice of heaven for me.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Realm Makers 2017 Report




This was my third time attending Realm Makers and the ninth conference I've ever attended! This year I went to a part of the United States I've never been to and had so many other unique experiences. This trip will definitely be a great memory for years to come.