Beautiful People: Favorites & Farewell

Those who have been following my blog for a few months probably remember the Beautiful People linkups I participated in a few times last year. For those unfamiliar with it, Beautiful People is a linkup hosted by Paper Fury and Further Up & Further In, and each month, they would share a list of questions for writers to answer about their characters. For us writers, it was a great way to get to know our characters a little better, and it was always fun to visit other people’s blogs and learn about their writing projects as well.

Sadly, this month marks the end of Beautiful People (for the time being). Although I started participating a little later than most, I had a wonderful time being a part of this, and I would be remiss if I didn’t participate in this last linkup.

Typically, I would share these types of posts on Wednesdays, since they’re not really a “normal” Monday post. Since this is a “Favorites Edition” of Beautiful People though, I thought it would be fun to share some favorite things from my various writing projects, as well as a few of my favorites when it comes to writing overall.

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Beautiful People #27 – August 2017

Another month, another edition of Beautiful People! For those who don’t know, BP is a monthly blog linkup hosted by Paper Fury and Further Up & Further In. Each month, they share a list of ten questions for writers to think about for one of their characters, and then the writers share their answers on their blog! It’s a great way for fellow writers to connect with each other, so for more information, click here.

The last time I did BP was back in June, when I introduced my character Myrina from a new fantasy-based project that I’m working on and planning to draft for NaNoWriMo this November. The plot details are still a little iffy, but I’m really excited for the story.

This month, I’d like to introduce another main character from that story, one that comes from a much different background than Myrina. This character is Adrien Bryton, the crown prince of Reystrell, which is another one of the nations in my world. He’s younger than Myrina by a few years, and under normal circumstances, it’s unlikely that the two of them would ever meet. However, Myrina protects Adrien from an attack on the palace during one of her diplomatic missions to Reystrell, and when it’s discovered that the prince’s life is in danger, it falls to Myrina to protect him while he’s a fugitive.

That pretty much covers everything you need to know about Adrien to start, so read on to learn more about him!

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Beautiful People #25 – June 2017

Another month, another edition of Beautiful People! For those who don’t know, BP is a monthly blog linkup hosted by Paper Fury and Further Up & Further In. Each month, they share a list of ten questions for writers to think about for one of their characters, and then the writers share their answers on their blog! It’s a great way for fellow writers to connect with each other, so for more information, click here.

This month, I’m introducing a new character from a new story idea that I’ve been toying with lately. I’m still in the brainstorming phases, so there isn’t much set in stone, but I know enough to do this. I’m still developing the two main characters, but I thought participating in BP this month would give me a chance to work on at least one.

The story takes place in a fantasy world with (at least) six different nations (two of which still need to be named). One of the main characters, the one I’ll be talking about today, is Myrina. She’s in her early 20s and is from the country of Lamori, which is mainly mountainous with some wooded areas and some flatter ground at the foot of the mountains. She’s also a commander in the Lamorian army, which will probably come up later on.

That’s about all you need to know to start, so click to read on and learn more about Myrina!

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Beautiful People #24 – May 2017

Welcome back to another edition of the Beautiful People linkup! For those who don’t know, BP is a monthly blog linkup hosted by Paper Fury and Further Up & Further In. Each month, they share a list of ten questions for writers to think about for one of their characters, and then the writers share their answers on their blog! It’s a great way for fellow writers to connect with each other, so for more information, click here.

If you’d like to go back and read (or re-read) some of my past BP posts, you can do so with the links below.

BP #17 – May 2016 (Riley Taylor)
BP #18 – June 2016 (Leslie Summers)
BP #20 – August 2016 (Chey Cooper)
BP #21 – September 2016 (Trevor Johnson)
BP #22 – February 2017 (Leslie Summers and Riley Taylor)
BP #23 – March 2017 (Eden Hunter)

This month is a “parental edition” of BP, so all of the questions focus on the character’s parent(s) and their relationship with their parent(s). I chose to do my character Riley Taylor once again, mostly because I haven’t really talked about his parents before and the story there, so I thought this would be a nice new look at his character. Without further ado, onto the questions!

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Beautiful People #23 – March 2017

We’re back for another round of Beautiful People! If you don’t know what that is, Beautiful People is a linkup hosted by Paper Fury and Further Up and Further In. Each month, they make a list of questions for you to ask your characters. I’ve done a few in the past, so go ahead and check them out below! For more information about the linkup, click here.

BP #17 – May 2016 (Riley Taylor)
BP #18 – June 2016 (Leslie Summers)
BP #20 – August 2016 (Chey Cooper)
BP #21 – September 2016 (Trevor Johnson)
BP #22 – February 2017 (Leslie Summers and Riley Taylor)

This month, I’m writing about a character from a collaborative story I did with a group in high school during my senior year. The character’s name is Eden Hunter, she’s 26, and she’s a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), also known as the Mounties.

Since the world Eden’s from has a bit of a complicated background, I’ll explain it briefly. In Eden’s world, werewolves exist, but they only transform using a drug called Wolfsboon. Controlling the manufacturing and distribution of this illegal drug is a family called the Graysons, based in Anchorage, Alaska. Eden’s mother, Helen Grayson, was a part of the gang for her entire life until she escaped with Eden and fled to Vancouver, Canada. Since then, Eden grew up in Canada with her mom.

That’s all the background I think you need, so on to the questions!

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Beautiful People #22 – February 2017

At long last, I’m back with another edition of Beautiful People! To make a long story short, the last few months have been different for this tag, since they focused on NaNoWriMo works in progress. However, with the new year, we’ve returned to the regular BP, and I’m excited to get back into it!

For those who aren’t familiar with beautiful People, it’s a monthly blog linkup hosted by Paper Fury and Further Up and Further In. Each month, they share 10 questions for writers to answer about their characters, and it’s a great way to work on character development as well as meet other writers! If you want to learn more about it, click here.

Since this month is Valentine’s Day, February’s BP is a “couples edition.” Normally this isn’t my type of thing, but you’re in luck (?) as I happen to have a character couple! Of course, I’ll tell you more about them after the jump, but if you’re interested, you can also check out the other BP linkups I’ve participated in.

BP #17 – May 2016 (Riley Taylor)
BP #18 – June 2016 (Leslie Summers)
BP #20 – August 2016 (Chey Cooper)
BP #21 – September 2016 (Trevor Johnson)

Click below to read on!

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Beautiful People #20 – August 2016

Aaaaand look who’s back with another edition of the Beautiful People writing linkup. I did miss July’s BP, sadly, but I’m glad to be back again this month!

If you’ve never heard of this before, Beautiful People is a linkup hosted by the blogs Paper Fury and Further Up and Further In. The goal of it is for writers to be able to share some fun facts about their characters, and give them the chance to get to know their own characters a little better. Each month, ten questions are posted and the participants answer them for one of their characters. If you’d like to learn more about it, click here.

In the past, I’ve done…
BP #17 – May 2016 (Riley Taylor)
BP #18 – June 2016 (Leslie Summers)

Since I previously introduced you to Riley and Leslie, the main characters of my novella Summertime, I thought I should use this month’s BP to showcase Cheyenne “Chey” Cooper, one of the secondary characters in the story. I don’t talk much about her, but she is mentioned briefly in chapter one of the story, and makes an appearance later on.

August’s theme for BP is “Appearance,” so before I go too much into that, here’s a quick overview of Chey: She’s a few months older than Riley and Leslie, and she’s been friends with both of them for quite a while (though with Riley much longer). She’s a musician, her fist instrument being the piano, but she’s since learned the guitar and bass guitar, and also has some vocal and percussion skills. In short, she loves music.

Actually… I think that’s really all you need to know about her for now, so without further ado, let’s get on with the questions!

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Beautiful People #18 – June 2016

Here I am again, participating in this month’s Beautiful People! If you’ve been staying up to date with my blog, I first participated in this linkup last month, and I’m excited to try it again!

For those who are unfamiliar with it, Beautiful People is a linkup for writers that’s hosted by the blogs Paperfury and Further Up and Further In. Basically, each month they post a set of 10 questions for you to ask one of your characters. Once you post it on your blog, you share the link so that other people can read about your characters! It’s a lot of fun, so if you want to learn more about, click here.

Last month, I wrote about Riley Taylor, one of the main characters of my novella, Summertime. This month, I thought I’d take some time to introduce you to Leslie Summers, the other main character. It’s a little different than last month since it’s the “Childhood Edition” of BP, but I wanted to give it a try anyway. Besides, I learned some new things about her, and I’m excited to share with you.

So what are you waiting for? Click on to read the questions!

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Beautiful People #17 – May 2016

First of all, sorry for the sort of late blog post. I mentioned it briefly, but I’m actually away on vacation with family right now and totally forgot to set up a blog post to go out this week.

Anyway, I’m doing something a little different today! A few months ago, I found this writing challenge called Beautiful People, which I’ve been wanting to try ever since. Basically, every month, a set of questions goes out and writers answer them for one of their characters.

When the questions for May finally came out, I was super excited to try, and I wanted to share my results with all of you in a blog post. I chose to use my character Riley Taylor, one of the protagonists of my novella, Summertime. Perhaps another time I’ll introduce you to Leslie Summers, the other protagonist, but for now, click below to read on!

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