Skip to main content

I'm jumping on the beautiful people bandwagon(Beautiful People, NaNoWriMo)

I normally don't do these, but the NaNo edition is pretty interesting, so whatevs.

I find it incredibly annoying to search for pictures of what my characters look like online. Most of the pictures are glamorized and all the girls are gorgeous and all the guys are superhot and it doesn't  seem realistic.

There's some real-life girls I could take pictures of and make them as models for my character. Maybe I'll think about that.

Some tips for novice writers: Try not to make your prose too elaborate and dramaful. The fewer long words it takes to convey emotions, the better. Something I saw a lot last year was people who thought that making things all flowery and metaphorical would make them sound professional and heartbreaking, and mostly it made them sound ridiculous, like so:

The flowers fell from my hand and shattered like glass, and when I woke up, I was a beautiful milkmaid. I woke up crying, and I don't know why. It was like the Hindenburg of doom and the Titanic of misery collided in the Chernobyl of my soul.

(I didn't make that up. It's from Potter Puppet Pals XD)

Anyways, here we go.

1. Sum up your novel in five words or less.
Courage, fear, the past, deception.

2. Novel title?
Life in the Bubble

3. Sum up your main character(s) in one word each.
 Lanky: Determined  Katrin: Trusting Maddie: Wind-tossed.(that's one word, by the way)

4. Advice for newbies in three words?
Don't give up.

5. Tell us about your secondary characters, how do they affect the story?
They encourage, discourage, and drive Lanky to be what he needs to be. I'm also trying to work out some sort of Pensieve-like device that will allow me to tell a large part of the story in flashbacks. They entertain me.

6. Do you plan to stay up till midnight on the 31st?
Heck no.

7. How many years have you done NaNo?
One. :P

8. What came first, characters, or plot idea?
I have this database of characters from my head, which float around in character limbo until I can adapt them to the story. This story, I only have one character from there, Swanny, who is a secondary. So plot idea first.

9. How much prep do you do before November?
A moderate amount. I have an outline and I think my whole story through to avoid plot holes and writer's block. Once I figure out the flashbacks, I'll be all set.

10. Now be honest, how do you really feel about NaNo?
Excited. I know I'm going to reach 50K if it kills me, and I have to stay up all night.  I'm not worried, and I have a bunch of writing buddies (ABBY! DO NANO OR ELSE I annoyed. It's not too late, you know!)

I wonder if anyone's going to actually read this post. Most likely they'll look at the title, shake their heads, and skip over it.

And yes, my main character's name is Langston, or Lanky. Ain't it awesome?


  1. I love Lanky's name. XD Epic. ;)

    I really want to do this Beautiful People, but I'm procrastinating. XDD

    Great post! ;)

  2. i read it. just because i'm a freak about NaNo. and i love you. :)

  3. NaNoNaNoNaNo!!! All the nano posts are making me so happy!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  4. Sounds awesome! I've been looking forward to this year's NaNo...I might have to follow the same form you used and do a special post on my blog as well :)


  5. Great post girl! :)

    Can I be a NaNo cheerleader this year please? I'm afraid I live in the fear of my parents a little more than I live in the fear of you.... :|

    However, I'm still keeping a goal of 500 words a day, so I'll post about that this November if you want..............?

  6. Also, any character named Langston/Lanky is incredibly awesome in my book :D


Post a Comment

Amaranthine <3's you. Thanks for the comment!

Popular posts from this blog

(fangirl flapping of arms and running around in circles) (eee) (ignore this)(spoilers for Son of Neptune)

my fangirl obsessions go in cycles...this week, it's totally Heroes of Olympus/Percy Jackson(again)

There's this amazing artist on deviantart...burdge-bug...who does AMAZING Percy Jackson, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Maximum Ride, and even HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE fanart. Now, we need to get her to read Artemis Fowl...XD.

Anyways, here are some of my favorites of hers.

I kind of want to pull a Ms. Black and blast Jason right off the tapestry. There's some speculation to whether or not Annabeth will be on the Argo II. I kind of don't want her to be, so Nico can join instead. Then again, if Nico is already in Rome(as speculated at the end of Neptune) there's still room.  GAH RR WHY MUST YOU TORMENT US SO

love this scene...Senatus Populusque Romanus FTW.

Which do you think is cooler? Camp Half Blood or Camp Jupiter? Camp Jupiter definitely has a more efficient way of doing things(separating by cohort instead of parentage, sending large groups instead o…

Ciel Phantomhive vs. Artemis Fowl

Don't laugh. XD
The similarities between the two characters are so distinct and obvious that comparison is inevitable for anyone who's read/watched both series. I seriously thought when I first noticed Black Butler(more popularly referred to as Kuroshitsuji) that it was literally an anime adaption of Artemis Fowl.  Other people have read Artemis Fowl and thought "CIEL HAS A CLONE??!?"
So I thought I'd outline some of the differences and analyze who would win. XD
Appearance:  This is the first similarity, and one of the most major, because if they didn't look so darn alike I don't think the comparison would have been as striking. The above picture of Artemis is a fanart, because there aren't really any good pictures of Artemis, and the manga style makes it more obvious. They are both from the British Isles and have black hair and blue eyes. Both of them lose/change/switch an eye resulting in two different colors. 
Circumstance: They both s…

Howl's Moving Castle book analysis

“I feel ill. I'm going to bed, where I may die.”
― Howl, upon having a cold. I've decided to call them "book analysis" because they're not really reviews that tell you how much I liked the book, rather,  me taking the book apart and looking at different aspects of it for my own entertainment. Read on. Also, read Howl's Moving Castle.

This is the original cover of Howl's Moving Castle and I have got to say it is the UGLIEST thing I have ever seen. I like the new one much better.


First of all, I should point out that Howl's Moving Castle is a children's book. However, I like to hold all books I read to the same standard, after all, they're written by adults.

I had biased expectations of Howl's Moving Castle from the start, because I kept hearing from several sources how amazing, how fantastic, how hilarious and how romantic the book was, and hearing the perfectly gorgeous soundtrack by Joe Hizazi(something or other.)

Howl's Movi…