11 Apr 2018

Beautiful People: Favourites Edtion


This is it guys! The last 'Beautiful People' for awhile. This linkup means a lot to me, it really helped me build my platform and I met tons of amazing bloggers through it. Cait and Sky are both big inspirations to me. Also if you didn't know, Cait, has a book coming out! SHE GOT PUBLISHED AND I AM SO FREAKING PROUD OF HER!

*ahem*

Onto the questions.

1. Favourite genre to write in?

I don't even have to think about it, Fantasy! Everything is possible and dragons are encouraged.


2. What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading? 

*Glaring* The Bible.



3. Favourite piece of dialogue you’ve written?

Like almost none of it, but I remember not hating this bit.



I sighed. “Your point, if you please.”

A wicked smile formed. “I should think you have caught on by now, old chap.”
At my perturbed expression, he rolled his eyes and pulled out another cig.
He stuck it between his teeth, and nodded at me.

I reluctantly lit it.

His eyes brightened, his lips twisting as he took a long drag. “I suggest a promotion. The bloody queen has had her day.”


4. What did your character want to be when they grew up, and what did they actually become?

Cynfael was a pleasant enough kid, who probably would be happy as a royal advisor or scholar. After he was subjected to the cruelty of powerful people, he started to want power. That became his goal. As the illegitimate heir, he will settle for nothing less than the throne.




5. Favourite character name(s)?

Cynfael- means Prince

Chayse- means Hunter

6. What makes your character feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way?

Alcohol and honestly just someone listening to them. 

 Snow was.

7. Favourite character you’ve ever written?

William Blackwood, he is my beast. Like the 'Beauty & the Beast' beast.


8. If your character were permanently leaving town, what would they easily throw out? What would they refuse to part with? (Why?)

Cynfael is incredibly high maintenance. He would need at least five silk suits, along with shoes, toiletries, and a good chunk of cash. He would easily leave his bloodthirsty family.



9. Favourite tropes to write!

Platonic friendships, group of misfits, and sassy, sarcastic dudes.
  
10. Which story has your heart and won't let go?

Still freaking out over this cover!

 Falling Snow, which is why I am now writing a sequel and have plans for a prequel and maybe another one after that. I'm really attached to it, I think it's because I put a lot of my own problems in it. So happy, that you guys will be able to read it.

11. Favourite relationship between characters you’ve written?

The bromance between Chayse and Cynfael, the unrequited love Cynfael has for Snow because it's heartbreaking, Miss Hudson and Sherlock's odd relationship, the 'friendship to love' relationship between Chayse and Snow.

12. Toni Morrison once said, “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” What are the books that you want to see more of, and what “holes” do you think need filling in the literary world?
More fae centered stories and fairy tales that aren't smutty! Books about friends that actually stay friends. More clean reads!

13. Favourite pinterest board / aesthetic for a book?




 14. Favourite time periods & settings to work with?

1900s and 1920's. I also love Victorian gothic, creepy small towns.


15.When people are done reading your book, what feeling do you want them to come away with?

I would love to capture the feeling of pure joy that I get when I read a Diana Wynne Jones novel.
I don't think I will ever be able to do that. Hope, I want to give them hope.


18 comments:

  1. Omygoodness Skye I loved absolutely everything about this post!!!
    I died laughing at the Bible part. It's true though.
    Last one that ever listened to them was Snow... I literally awed really loud and felt so proud of her.
    Cynfael's unrequited love for Snow is incredibly heartbreaking even though I know Chayse is better for her.
    The cover is absolutely beautiful!!!
    And William you made it in here too sir! Belle and Snow would get along pretty well I think

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    1. Thanks Liz!!!
      It is, he needs Jesus!
      She is super sweet,
      I'm glad you think it is.
      Isn't it!
      Ya, I've been missing him, they would.

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  2. Ahhh, I love this, Skye! Your pinterest board is beautiful, and your characters sound so amazing. I really can't wait to read your story <3 <3 <3 Congrats again!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Faith! :D Glad you like it! I hope people like them and the story. <3333
      Thanks so much!

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  3. I was so, so, soooo sad when I saw their announcement that BP is ending! D': I've been linking up to it since I first started blogging. But I am glad they're doing a fun one for the end. It makes me so happy you did this one. I just love your BP posts so much!

    "Everything is possible and dragons are encouraged." <--- YESSSSS. THAT EXPLAINS IT ALL. Fantasy for LIFE!

    Oh my word. I laughed so hard at your answer for #2. XDDD I mean, yeah, it's true. He could definitely use some good Bible reading time. LOL.

    You don't like any of your dialogue??? YOUR DIALOGUE IS THE BESSSST. All your characters' conversations give me LIFE!

    Whooooa, wait. Cynfael started out a s pleasant child? He didn't always want power like this? :O :O :O OKAY NOW I'M REALLY MAD AT THESE CRUEL PEOPLE WHO TURNED HIM INTO THIS. >.>

    #8 though. XD I can imagine whenever he travels he has packs and PACKS of stuff with him!

    "Platonic friendships, group of misfits, and sassy, sarcastic dudes." OH MY WORD. Those are 3 of my most favorite things toooooo! I just love your stories so much!

    Alllll your character friendships are so dynamic and different and fun! You have such great character relationships!

    This was all the best. I just love learning about Cynfael and ALL your stories and characters!!! <333

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    1. Me too! It's one of the best link ups and I was doing it fairly early in my blogging life too.
      Thanks, I'm glad you like them. They are some of my favorite ones to do.

      It's the best genre to write, read, watch. Never a dull moment!

      :D He does, I've tried uselessly to convince him. XD

      Not usually, I always read it to death and it sounds all stilted to me. THANK YOU!!! Your comments give me LIFE!

      I know, you would think he was obstinate from birth, I hope you will hate them as much as I do.

      He is a fashionista and a diva! lol

      I wish more people wrote them, they are so great! AW thanks!

      I was hoping no one was sick of him yet, he has been on the blog quite a bit!

      <33

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  4. Aww! I’ve been doing beautiful people forever!
    Oh. My. Gosh. These answers. I love them!!!
    Cynfael has never made me sad until now and I’m not sure what to do with this information. It’s a glorious thing.
    I LOVED William.
    I’m so glad you plan to write more stories from Snow’s world. It’s such a great one, and deserves more exploring.

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    1. I know, I'm feeling all nostalgic about it!
      :D Thanks!
      A lot of his back story is revealed in the sequel and it's tragic. It is!
      He is offended by the past tense.
      Me too, I didn't want to leave these characters like that.I just hope people want to read more.

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  5. I laughed so hard at your answer to the second question. I think there's a lot of characters that would benefit by reading the Bible.

    I loved reading your answers. This is great!

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    1. XD Honestly, most of my characters need too!

      Thanks so much!

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  6. AHHHHHHH Can I just say that I love every single answer of this post? Yes to the Bible, Yes to Clean Reads, Yes to friends staying friends!!

    Catherine

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  7. This was so cool!!!

    Characters need Jesus. XD

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  8. I love your answers sooooooo much!! Amen to the Bible thing. You've shared enough about Cynfael, lol. xD

    Awwwww, unrequited love. <3 *sniffle* I can't wait to meet Snow and Chayse and Cynfael and all of them. <3

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    1. Thanks Lila!!! XD He is a handful!

      I love tormenting my characters, I can't wait. I hope you like them! <3

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  9. Awww I love the sound of these characters already! *draws them into a hug, then smuggles them in chocolate and Bibles* xD

    I'm sorry to see Beautiful People go! I'll miss hearing about everyone's characters. :(

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    1. :D They are terrible, but entertaining. They definitely weren't hugged enough as children and need all the chocolate and Bibles, they can hold. XD

      Me too, it's such a good link up!

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