Beautiful People #1: Friendship Edition

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Cait at Paper Fury came up with this awesome meme called Beautiful People. It’s designed to help you get to know your characters – their quirks, their personality, their flaws, and who they are.

A couple of months ago I wrote a contemporary romance novel featuring the main characters Georgina and Atkins. I enjoyed writing their stories so much. But of course novels aren’t complete without the minor characters, right? That was where Mariz and Zang came in. The four of them worked in the same web design/development agency (along with other characters) and Georgie and Mariz are besties (they’re the only girls in their team). I want Mariz to be Georgie’s helping hand in figuring out her messy life. Then I wrote Zang because I wanted a “class clown” for their team.

So while writing Georgie and Atkins’s story, well, I was really focused on their story. But then there was this one particular scene I wrote where it made me pause and think, “There’s a spark between Mariz and Zang. They just click!” And just like that, I couldn’t get the notion of writing Mariz and Zang’s story out of my head.

I already have their back story in my head but I haven’t written it down. And now I, along with you, will try to get to know these characters through these questions below.

Shall we get started?

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2015 Recap

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Last month I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo for the second time this year. I originally intended to edit my NaNoWriMo novel last year but I realized that there were so many plot holes and the story was just so horrible! What was I thinking? I realized that if I wanted to make this story work I had to rewrite it. So I did.

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When You Just Want Everything To End

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Whenever I’m upset or feeling too many extreme emotions all at once, I stay away from social media. A lot of people are comfortable about venting their feelings, sharing their thoughts and ranting on social media. But I don’t. I don’t generally tweet much about myself— most of my tweets are about books, my blog and the things/ fandoms that I love. I can’t remember the last time I uploaded my own picture on Facebook. My Instagram is now dead. In short, I’m not so social on social media.

But today I’m making an exception. I will share exactly what is on my mind.

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19 Things I Learned in My 19 Years on Earth

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I don’t know about you but I like watching the clock strike twelve midnight on my birthday. So last night I stayed up late and did just that. I’m officially 19 and oh boy I’m getting old. It’s not entirely a bad thing, in fact I always look forward to my birthday because it means another year of being alive, it’s a blessing. (I know, cheesy, right?)

So then I thought about the things in life I’ve learned so far and challenged myself to think of nineteen! And now here they are.

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