NaNoWriMo 2017 // Week One

NaNoWriMo2017

Hello friends! Just a brief update from me today. Because of things happening in my personal life, and just being a bit overwhelmed, my word count is not very exciting:

1,930 Words

I’m not too worried though, since I set a 20,000 word goal for myself this year (the maximum word count for the Rooglewood contest), so I will hopefully be able to get that down, plus maybe a bit of rewriting!

I’ve been scrolling through my second book, Rewrite, recently, and I’m just remembering how much this story means to me and how much I love it. So I’m considering doing a bit of revision there as well.

That’s where I’m at so far! How are you guys doing? Based on what I’ve seen on the NaNo site, all you guys are doing an AWESOME job! And if you’re not doing NaNo…What writing adventures are you pursuing? Let me know!

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The Bibliophile Sweater Tag

Hello fellow bloggers! Some of you many know that I live in the cold, cold state of Minnesota. And it is with deep remorse, that I must announce…that it is snowing. And not just gentle, fluffy flakes. No, no, no. The wind is pounding on my windowpane and my house is creaking and shuffling around, already settling for the winter.

BUT IT’S NOT WINTER. Did the weather fairy not know that? It’s not supposed to be SNOWING four days before Halloween. -_-

But anyway, I do have a point to this rant. With it being so cold, the time of sweaters and long sleeves have come. And I since Mary over at Sunshine and Scribblings tagged me to do her lovely tag, and it’s about sweaters…Well, it just made sense. 🙂 Thank you Mary! *sends a hug over the internet*

The Rules

– Give the person who tagged you a never-ending supply of cookies (or just thank them – either works)
– Answer all the questions and use the blog graphic for this tag somewhere in your post
– Pass along the tag to at least five other people
– Wear a sweater (okay, this is optional…but why wouldn’t you want to??)

fuzzy sweater // a book that is the epitome of comfort

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Princess Academy by Shannon Hale is the very first ‘big kid’ book I remember reading, and it’s really what got me interested in reading. I’ve reread it many times and it will always make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. ^_^

striped sweater // a book which you devoured every line of

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I like to think I devour the lines of every book, but to be particular, one of the most recent books that I absolutely ate up was The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine. It just tickled me pink in all the right ways. 🙂

ugly christmas sweater // a book with a weird cover

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Definitely this cover for The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker. It’s just so aesthetically unpleasing, with the weird pink color and the stock photo frog. It just doesn’t make my eyes happy.

cashmere sweater // most expensive book you’ve bought

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*picks through bookshelves* That would have to Wires and Nerves by Marissa Meyer at a whopping $22! But believe me, it was TOTALLY worth it. SO. GOOD.

hoodie // a favorite classic book

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I do so immensely enjoy Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It’s a very homey, comforting book, plus, I have THIS beautiful edition.

cardigan // a book that you bought on impulse

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I buy a lot of books on impulse… XD But one that I had absolutely no prior knowledge of would have to be The Lost Track of Time by Paige Britt. I found it in our old used bookstore in wonderful condition, so I picked it up. While it wasn’t my favorite, it was still cute and enjoyable.

turtleneck sweater // a book from your childhood

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I remember getting this book as a Christmas present from my grandparents many years ago. The illustrations (by Gail de Marcken) are whimsical and beautiful and the story (by Jeff Brumbeau) is even more gorgeous.

homemade knitted sweater // a book that is indie-published

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This is a wonderful book published by my blogging friend C.B. Cook. I was following her serial story on her blog up until she got it published. It’s so awesome to be able to hold a physical copy in my hand! ❤

v-neck sweater // a book that did not meet your expectations

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I had HIIIIIGH hopes for this one. I mean, it was written by STAN LEE. HELLO. But sadly, it didn’t quite wow me the way I thought it would. 😦

argyle sweater // a book with a unique format

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I am definitely saying Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. SUCH a cool format! The story is told in documents, chat room conversations, and various other forms of communication. It was so fun to read!

polka dot sweater // a book with well-rounded characters

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Okay, so some of you may have seen this coming…BUT SERIOUSLY. SUUUCH good characterization!! I could rave about this series forever. 😀

Alright, now to tag some people! I tag…

Kate @ Story and Dark Chocolate

Jenelle Schmidt

Grace @ Pure and True

and Deborah @ The Road of a Writer

Thank you again, Mary for such a fun tag! And FYI, I am wearing a sweater. It’s gray with black and pink sleeves. 😉 How are you all enjoying fall? Has it snowed where you live yet? PLEASE SAY IT HASN’T. Let me know down below!

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Beautiful People // My Snow White Retelling

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NaNo is coming up fast, and I’ve been wildly flailing to get ready. But it’s kind of hard to get ready when you don’t know what you’re writing yet. XD

I was trying to determine between two novels, but it was really getting me worked up and I just couldn’t choose one. Plus the outlines weren’t finished, and I there was no way I’d finish them in time.

So, I veered off in a totally different direction. Some of you may know about the Rooglewood Press Contest. This year’s challenge is writing a Snow White retelling. And so that’s what I’m doing. The story has to be under 20,000 words, so I’ll have to do some extra to make up for that, but that aside…

I’M REALLY EXCITED.

So today is a Beautiful Books. It will probably be incoherent and vague since I don’t even exactly know what I’m doing with this retelling yet, but enjoy nonetheless!

What inspired the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?

I’ve thought about this contest since I first learned what fairytale we were challenged to retell. So…About five months? Me and my family came up with numerous ideas, but I finally decided on this one and I’m really excited to dive in!

Describe what your novel is about!

I’ve surprised myself by writing something with more of a historical fiction feel. I never write that, but hey, who can know the mind of a writer? It takes place in the 1920s in New York. There is much swing music, fedoras and suits, mystery, fun slang terms, and a mafia family (hint, hint, that family is the seven dwarves 😉 ). While I haven’t nailed down the plot yet, I already have my characters, and a basic direction to go in. More details to come!

What is your book’s aesthetic? Use words or photos or whatever you like!

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Mystery. Black and white. Pearls. Mafia. Mirrors. A dash of magic.

Introduce us to each of your characters!

Well. That could take a while. XD But here are my main three:

Gwyneth // Snow White

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Nathaniel // The Prince

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Rhiannon // The Evil Queen

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How do you prepare to write? (Outline, research, stocking up on chocolate, howling, etc.?)

Lots of flailing. Mild doses of panic. Much screeching.

Hahahaha, totally kidding. *nervous sweating* I usually write some sort of outline (both my favorite and least favorite part of the process) and then just pound it out.

But this year, I’m going for more a different approach. I’m still a total planner at heart, but this NaNo, I’m going to be partially winging it.

I know that sounds crazy coming from me (if you’ve known me any amount of time), but it’s not like I won’t have some sort of notes. I figure, it’s a novella. It’s short and I can play around with it. If I don’t like something, it’s a relatively simple fix.

I’ll probably be eating my words here soon. XD

What are you most looking forward to about this novel?

I’m really excited about the characters. I’m always excited about the characters. Sure, it’s great coming up with a super awesome idea, but it’s the characters that I’m always excited about. I can’t wait to see how I can tie in the classic tale with something of my own, while still making it original. It’s going to be a bit of a challenge. But it should be a good time. 🙂

List 3 things about your novel’s setting.

1920s

New York city in early 20s

New York

New York City.  - Times Square in the 1920s

Manhattan

New York City, Palais Royal 1920s.:

What’s your character’s goal and who (or what) stands in the way?

Gwyneth’s goal in this story is to find her dad who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. She discovers a mafia family, who she starts to become friends with. But little does she know, she’s being hunted. By someone much stronger than any mafia family.

How does your protagonist change by the end of the novel?

Um…spoilers? *nervous smile because I don’t even know yet*

What are your book’s themes? How do you want readers to feel when the story is over?

I want readers to feel like they’ve been transported back in time to the Roaring Twenties, but to also, I want them to feel encouraged. Just because your small doesn’t mean you can’t do big things. ❤

Well, peoples, that’s it. Do you think this idea sounds interesting? Am I crazy? Are any of you doing NaNo this year? Maybe we can panic together in the comments below. ^_^

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Temporary Schedule Changes // I Need My Sanity, Guys…

1484885598_fwd-arrowsHi guys! I’m so glad to be back from my mini hiatus, back in the blogosphere!

I do have an announcement though. And I hope this doesn’t cause too much of a stir. There are going to be a few (temporary!) changes here on my blog. For the duration of October and till the end of November, I’m only going to be posting every other week, instead of my usual once a week. I’ve been very worried about trying to prep for NaNo and it takes a load off my back not having to worry about getting a post up every week.

I’m working on a shiny new post as we speak and I will be back next week! I hope I haven’t let you all down, I’ve just been feeling really overwhelmed of late. This is only temporary, and I’ll be back to once a week come December. (Wow, it’s almost December already?! O_O)

And now, for your consideration:

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An adorable panda gif! 😀

Thank you all for understanding and I hope you’re having a glorious fall! ^_^

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Once Upon a Time… // The Best Ways to Begin a Story

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Beginnings are such an important part of any story. They’re what hook your reader, making them want to continue on, and possibly stay up past bedtime, flipping pages.

But beginnings are hard.

For my book Imprint, I totally rewrote the beginning prologue/chapter nearly five times. And to this day, I still don’t think it feels right.

In the beginning of your story, there is so much to be expected. I know I’ve put down tons of books just because the first few pages didn’t capture my attention. It’s a sad thing, but it’s true. And it hurts me even more, because I know how hard it is, coming up with a good beginning.

So, to save some of you writers the heartache of rejection by readers, here are five of the best (in my opinion) ways to start your story.

Strong emotions

It’s the beginning of everything. Absolutely anything could happen. But it needs to be something your readers are going to care about. I know for me, hitting me in the emotions is the best way to get me interested. As a reader, I like to be so emotionally vested in the characters, that they feel real.

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Right in the thick of the moment

 

Starting in the middle of action scenes is a great way to begin your story, but only if you can do it well. If you drop your reader into an uber intense moment and they can’t figure out what’s happening within the first few paragraphs, then they will most likely become frustrated and drop the book.

Now, you don’t have to explain everything within the first chapter. That would be boring. It’s finding the balance of explanation and hook that will really make your action scene impactful.

Beginning at the end

This is a different, less normal way of beginning, but it can work. Using this type of beginning is kind of like beginning a movie with a flashback. And flashbacks can be really, really cheesy. But they can also be epic and set up your novel in an incredible way. (Also, this type is easier to write if your novel is in the first person. I’ve never heard of a third person book starting from the beginning, but you could be the writer to prove me wrong!)

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A question

Starting with a literal question, either spoken by a character, or stated by the narrator, is a great way to begin. In my novel, the very first sentence is a question, actually spoken aloud by one of the characters. Questions are kind of like a cheat in writing. Of course if you ask a question, you’re reader is going to want an answer. That’s how people are. But if you do this, be sure to answer the question. You don’t want an angry hoard of readers coming at you because you didn’t give them the answer they were looking for, do you?

A metaphorical outlook

I haven’t read many books with a poetic beginning. In fact, if it was, I would probably put it down. I don’t have time for flowery description. (If you do, that’s great! But I don’t.) But that’s not necessarily what I mean by ‘metaphorical’. Maybe the word I mean is ‘symbolic’. Something that sets the story off, and keeps appearing throughout the whole story. It could be anything. A special event, an object, an idea, anything.

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As I mentioned in a previous post, symbolism will ‘echo’ throughout your whole story, leaving an impact in its wake, thus, holding readers attention.

Well, that’s all I had to say about that subject. There’s no perfect way to beginning a story. I think the most important thing is to just…begin. What kind of beginnings do you like best?

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Mini Post // Small Hiatus

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Hello guys! Just a quick announcement, I won’t be posting for the rest of September. I’m trying to focus on my writing, and coming up with content for this blog is distracting me from my goal.

But fear not! I will be back in October with posts, snappiness, and general mayhem. And, of course, I will still be reading and commenting on all of your lovely blogs. 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of September, fellow bloggers!

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The Goodreads Tag

The Goodreads Tag

Hi guys! I haven’t done a tag in a while…And since I’m fresh out of ideas (and maybe a bit of a procrastinator XD ) this is what I’m doing. 🙂

What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

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That would be The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon and Dean Hale. I LOVED IT SO MUCH. *flails* But I mean, it’s Marvel. I’m not going to hate it. 🙂 I actually bought this book at a writer’s conference I went to this summer and HAD IT SIGNED by Shannon herself! So…that was pretty awesome.

What are you currently reading?

The book I’m currently reading cannot be marked on Goodreads, as it’s a beta-read of my friend Tracey’s novel, The Brightest Thread. ^_^

What was the last book you marked as ‘to-read’?

I believe it was Unblemished by Sara Ella. I saw Savannah had reviewed the second book and the series looked right up my alley! Plus, pretty cover. *drools*

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What book do you plan to read next?

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Hmm…I don’t really plan these things, the books just call to me and I give in to one of them. XD I would really like to start on the next book in the Michael Vey series though. I’ve read the first three books and I REALLY need to start on the fourth. 😀

Do you use the star rating system?

Yes! I can usually give a solid rating, but sometimes I have so many mixed feelings and so I include my half-star rating at the bottom of my review.

Are you doing a 2017 reading challenge?

*cringes*

*doesn’t want to talk about it*

Yes. I did set a 50 book goal for myself…but I’m exactly at the halfway point. So unless I can read 25 books by the end of this year…I will have failed my bookish self.

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Me, in regards to reading

 

And I don’t even have the excuse of being busy with work! I just got a new job a month ago. 😛 Oh well. I guess I’ve just been busy writing instead. 😉

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Do you have a wishlist?

Does a fish live in water? XD

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What book do you plan to buy next?

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I do plan on buying Renegades by Marissa Meyer as soon as it comes out. BUT NOVEMBER IS SO FAR AWAY. *cries*

Do you have any favorite quotes, would you like to share a few?

I sure do! ^_^

“Never judge a book by its movie.”
― J.W. Eagan

 

“A library is infinity under a roof.”
― Gail Carson Levine

 

“I cannot live without books.”
― Thomas Jefferson

Who are your favorite authors?

Ooh, a tough one. We could be here a while. XD I love…Marissa Meyer, Shannon Hale, Gail Carson Levine, Heather Dixon, Anne Elisabeth Stengl, and Kate DiCamillo, to name a few. 🙂

Have you joined any groups?

I’m only in two groups…and not particularly active in either of them. 😛 I am a lazy octopus.

Previous Pinner: "So how's next chapter coming along?" <~ SO MUCH YES.

How many shelves do you have on Goodreads?

Let’s see…It’s 43, including the preset shelves. Wowza… XD How did I end up with so many shelves?!

So that’s the tag! I hope you enjoyed! I’m not tagging any people, since this is such an old tag. But if you think it looks fun, then go for it! ^_^

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Pitiful Prose // Dan and the Faeries

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Hey fellow bloggers! Looks like it’s time to be pitiful… XD This was actually a dream I had, and tried to rewrite. I also started getting into the concept of using sarcasm in my writing, as I blatantly stated in the sixth line. XD

As I walked through the chilly autumn air I started to really think, is school really all that great? are my friends true?, Will the bully ever stop?

I walked up to my house on 5th street. Home.

“hi honey! I have to go to a meeting, so be good and watch your brother, Dinner is in the fridge.” then she zoomed out the door.

Well, my brother won’t be a problem because he’s at our neighbors’ house. I peek into the fridge.

Spaghetti.

“Oh boy!” I said sarcastically.

I went up to my room, not feeling very hungry. I went straight to my desk to do homework. I also opened the window to get some fresh air.

As I was trying to figure out what the average of 75 was I heard a slight tap on the window.

Huh? I thought.

Just a fly.

I kept working. I was still trying to figure out the average of 75 (math is not my best subject) I heard it again. I slight tap on the window.

Ok, either a bird or just the wind, I’m figuring out what that sound is. I took off the screen and looked around and saw….Dan?

What was he doing here? He was the one throwing sticks at my window.

I got my rope (I keep a rope in my closet) and threw it down and climbed.

I soon came to the bottom.

“I’ve tried to get your attention for 10 mins.!

Oh, sorry. I said What was so important?

I need your help!

Horrible punctuation galore! XD And how do you find the average of 75? If you can figure that out, let me know what the answer is down below! XDuntil-next-time-1

Music Every Writer Should Check Out

Music for Writers

If you didn’t already know this about me, I LOVE music. I play piano and a little violin, and I also listen to all sorts of genres. So, naturally, I would like listening to music when I write. I’ve discovered so many amazing artists because of this, on Pandora and YouTube.

And so, I thought I would share my top favorite artists I listen to while I write. I’ve thrown in a mix of all sorts of musicians, ranging from big names to smaller, but still great, artists. ^_^ Maybe you’ll find a new favorite!

Lindsey Stirling

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Okay, so no surprise there. I LOVE Lindsey’s music! It’s so fast and upbeat, perfect for action and chase scenes. She’s also branched out into more vocal songs too.

If you’re new to her, listen to: Roundtable Rival, Crystallize, Shadows

Zack Hemsey

I think I could write to this... Zack Hemsey "The Way"

 

He writes amazing, electronic/classical/orchestral music! He has several albums out and though I haven’t listened to all of his songs, the ones I have I’ve LOVED.

If you’re new to him, listen to: Mind Heist, Redemption, Informing the Target

Hans Zimmer

This is film score composer Hans Zimmer. He is one of the amazing film composers and whenever I listen  to his music I am motivated to be brilliant. His music makes me want to write more and master my craft. His excellence is so inspiring.His music also helps me to remember my purpose in life, to just create beautiful work. His work is just that awesome.

A pretty big name, but for obvious reasons. His music pulls at all of your emotions. Every movie I’ve watched that he’s scored I’ve fallen in love with the soundtrack.

If you’re new to him, listen to: Time, He’s a Pirate, Dark Knight Overture

Josh Vietti

Josh Vietti - Pop Violinist. Would love for him to play "lost without you" at my wedding or funeral....makes me tear up every time I hear that song!

He’s a violinist much like Lindsey who writes his own songs. He mixes electric with his violin so amazingly. He also does covers of hip-hop songs too. 🙂

If you’re new to him, listen to: In a Trance, Night in Paris, Toccata

Alan Walker

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A great artist who solely uses electronic instruments to make his music. He used to be a really small artist, but he’s now become a giant in the EDM world.

If you’re new to him, listen to: Spectre, Memories, New Heart

Simply Three

Simply Three

 

These guys do mostly instrumental covers of songs, but they do them in such creative ways, I hardly realized I’m listening to a lyrical song!

If you’re new to them, listen to: Sweet Dreams, Maverick, Heathens

Jennifer Thomas

Pianist/Composer Jennifer Thomas Photo by Kat Hennessey Ritmuller piano provided by Skelley Pianos, Tacoma, WA Dress by Badgley Mischka #piano #reddress

This is an artist I found while listening on Pandora. She writes her own piano music and occasionally plays the violin. Her music is filled with lots of drama and suspense.

If you’re new to her, listen to: Illumination, Toccata and Fugue, Rainforest

David Garrett

David Garrett    He looks like he really loves what he does. Can't wait to see him in January!

Another violinist! I guess I really like violin…XD David is an amazing artist who does covers and also writes his own music. His songs are intense, fast, and furious.

If you’re new to him, listen to: Vivaldi vs. Vertigo, The 5th, Master of Puppets

Two Steps from Hell

Two Steps From Hell. Will love them forever. Tattoo on inside right ankle. Design top tip of flame longer. Try to get flames closer together. Color and design as real flames.

Don’t let their name fool you! Their music is awesome. They do original orchestral works with lots of emotion and action. Their music has helped me through many rough patches while writing.

If you’re new to them, listen to: El Dorado, Hypnotica, SkyWorld

Vitamin String Quartet

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This group does covers of popular songs and arranges them for strings. They do everything, from old 70s and 80s songs to wedding music. I love their style.

If you’re new to them, listen to: They have soooo many covers, but to recommend a few; Kryptonite, Chandelier, Merry Go Round of Life

Philip Wesley

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His music is the perfect setting for sad, all-is-lost, moments in you story. He writes soulful, bittersweet ballads that really tug at your heartstrings.

If you’re new to him, listen to: The Approaching Night, Racing Against the Sunset, Tears of the East

ThePianoGuys

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If you haven’t already heard of these guys (which I’m positive you have), GO LISTEN TO THEM. They mix classical with modern, mix songs, melding them into different genres, and all with the beautiful sound of the cello and piano.

If you’re new to them, listen to: Code Name Vivaldi, CeLLOOPa, Cello Wars

Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis--this is the dress she wears in her titanic violin video.

She does arrangements of TV show, movie, and video game songs, and she does them WELL. She also writes a bit of her own music too.

If you’re new to her, listen to: Avengers theme, Star Wars Medley, Megalovania

Helen Jane Long

Awesome My friends, classical music composer Helen Jane Long.

Not very well-known at all, but still magnificently beautiful, Helen writes thoughtful, quiet music that still conveys a number of emotions.

If you’re new to her, listen to: Expression, Release, Doll

Wow, that was a long list…kudos to you if you made it through. I guess I just love music so much. XD Have you heard of any of these artists? What do you listen to? Let me know down below!

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Character Conversations // Jason

Character Conversations

Hello guys! And oh my goodness…this is the last character from The D trilogy I have to share with you! This was such a fun thing! I know a lot of you liked these posts, so…I may have to take characters from another story I’m working on. *sly smile* But anyway, thanks for all of you likes and comments. They make me smile. 🙂

And now, on to the final character!

Jason Meredith

Me: Welcome, Mr. Meredith.

Jason: Just call me Jason please.

M: Okay, Jason. Tell me about where you work.

J: Well, I work at the FIBS. As a banker.

M: I’m told that the FIBS is both a bank and also a museum of sorts?

J: Yes, it is. We have lots of different artifacts found from all over the world. The FIBS is the safest place for them so we keep all sorts of things in the vaults. *whispers* Though…not many people know that we keep this stuff. It’s not common knowledge to the public.

M: Really? What kinds of things are kept there?

J: *freezes* I can’t tell you that.

M: *frowns* Fine. What can you tell me then?

J: About the bank? We have over a hundred employees. It’s one of the safest banks in the entire world. That’s why villains are always trying to break in.

M: Makes sense. If there’s hidden treasures in there, they’re sure to want it. So I know your family. Lena is your daughter, right?

J: Yes, Lena is my daughter. She’s a brilliant girl. Stubborn, but very smart. And my wife, Susan, is a wonderful woman.

M: So you don’t have any other family?

J: No. Just Lena. Why?

M: Just curious. So do you find working at the bank challenging?

J: It…definitely proves challenging. I’m the head of the entire building. It’s a very stressful job. But I have help from my three other heads of the city.

M: You mean Gavin and Brett?

J: Those are the ones. We all work in together as one entity, in a way. And we all the same boss.

M: Aidan Coel.

J: Right. I think I keep in better contact with her than Gav or Brett. She’s nice. Really persistent. Strong. I admire her diligence.

M: Hmm. So your wife runs The Book Stop, right? Do you help her in that area?

J: Susan is a very good businesswoman. In fact, when I first met her, she already had the book store up and running. She doesn’t need my help. *smiles*

M: How did you meet?

J: I had just been called to become head of the Bank. I was ecstatic, so I left my apartment in North Dakota and moved right into Fallcoast. Only a few days after I’d been settled in, I was wandering the streets when I saw a quaint little book store. Well, I love to read, so I stepped in and there she was. We got to know each other, and now we’ve been married for nearly ten years.

M: How sweet. But my records say here that you used to live in New York before you moved to Fallcoast.

J: Yes, I did, when I was very young. I moved from New York, to North Dakota, to Minnesota. Inching my way closer, you could say. *laughs*

M: Do you know the Kauffmans?

J: Tony Kauffman? Yes. He’s in charge of the tech firm outside of Fallcoast. Why?

M: So you know Jake, then, right?

J: Yes, Lena’s friend. They study together sometimes. But why are you asking?

M: I’m just curious. Do you like it here in Fallcoast?

J: Yes, very much. As you said, I used to live in New York. I had a lot of bad stuff happen to me there. It was good to move away from it. Get it out of the way.

M: Right. Okay, so a few more questions before I let you go. What’s your favorite food?

J: Susan’s lasagna. It’s an old Italian family recipe.

M: Do you have any hobbies outside of your work?

J: Like I said before, I do like reading. I also enjoy helping Susan cook meals.

M: That’s nice. *hesitates* Do you have an opinion on Supers?

J: *frowns* Um…I do. I…tend to get a bit longwinded though, so I’ll…spare you.

M: *cocks head* Well, thank you for coming.

J: Sure. I’m glad I could.

He seems like a nice guy, right? Or maybe not. It’s hard for me to say because…well, I know his backstory. But what do you think? Let me know below!

P.S. Also, again, this is the last CC post for a while. Until I have more characters to share with you, these posts will have to be put on hold. Thank you again for all of your comments! ^_^

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