Beautiful People – March 2017

Beautiful People – March 2017

As the recipe I was going to share today didn’t turn out, I’ve decided to post something a bit different! I hope you enjoy.

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Yesterday, Jaylee Morgan, an amazing writer that I follow, posted about a writers’ linkup that she participated in this month. I loved getting to read her answers to the questions, and she encouraged me to do a post of my own!

‘Beautiful People’ is a monthly blog linkup that gives writers a neat way to interview their characters! There are ten interview questions a month for anyone who wishes to participate. Not only does it help writers get to know their characters better, but it also develops the characters in the mind of the reader. 🙂

For my first time joining the linkup, I’ve chosen to interview the two main characters (Galaxite and Derry) from Galaxite, the book that I will start writing soon.

It was very odd for me to interview them, as they don’t even have a story of their own yet. However, I have been experimenting with which stories to put them in for months now, so I basically already know them at this point. I love that they’re getting to be in a story together! (I’d originally planned for them to be in separate books.)

Their answers will not necessarily give spoilers and hints toward what’s going to happen in the story; it’s just how they’ve presented themselves in my mind at this point.

Okie dokie, on with the interview. If you have any more questions you’d like to ask Galaxite and Der, I’d be happy to have them answer in the comments!

If you’re interested in joining this epic linkup yourself, click here or on the picture below.

For anyone interested in knowing a bit more about their story, you can read this post. 🙂 To quickly sum it up, it’s a historical fiction novel set in the poor villages and towns of 13th century England.

Galaxite’s answers are in bold, and Derry’s answers are in italics.

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What’s your favorite book/movie/play/etc?

The Bible is my favorite book – and not just because it’s the only one around! However, I did used to have a book of ballads my mother gave me, but I’ve lost it somehow.

What’s a movie?

Der. Are you really questioning the questions already? Just answer.

Alright, alright. I love the Bible – even though I, unfortunately, haven’t gotten to look at one in a loooong time. The Psalms are very inspiring.

Aw, I love the Psalms, too!

Indeed. *clears throat* Carry on.

Is there anything you regret doing?

If I’d paid more attention to gardening skills when my dad tried to teach me so long ago, I would’ve been a better gardener by now.

Aw, come on, Gal! That can’t be the only thing you regret.

It certainly is not the ONLY thing, but it was the first one I thought of! Now quit delaying! Tell us if there’s anything you regret.

I wish that I’d spent more time with my family.

*reaches over to give him a hug*

*accepts hug*

If you were sick or wounded, who would take care of you and how?

Der.

Gal.

*both laugh*

We rely on each other more than I thought we did.

Yeah, really. If Galaxite was hurt, I’d do the best I could to help her stop hurting – I’d probably get a damp cloth and poppy plaster, or something; depends on the wound – and if she was sick, I’d send in someone to give her some fresh milk, then shout my well wishes to her through the window.

DER!!

What? *looks innocent* I’d hate to lie to the interviewer. Sickness is highly contagious.

Is there an object you can’t bear to part with? Why?

I honestly can’t think of anything.

And I lost everything back when … you know …

What are five ways to win your heart (or friendship)?

Have a great sense of humor …

And a charming smile.

Have a great singing voice …

And beautiful hair!

Have a contagious laugh …

And the cutest little nose.

Derry, those are all the things you compliment ME on.

Exactly.

Describe a typical outfit for you from top to bottom.

A bodice, dress, and underdress; maybe a sash, as well, and some leather shoes; and probably a long ribbon woven through my hair.

A thin shirt and a tunic; a belt and pants; leather boots that my friend made for me … oh, and a hood on my shirt, as well.

You never wear a hood.

Ah, yes, but in the event that my ears get cold, my hood’s always there for me.

What’s your favorite type of weather?

Complete sunshine and not a cloud in the sky! Granted that it doesn’t make the world unbearably hot, anyway. I do love a good, sunny day.

I like when it rains.

My goodness, Der! Why?

‘Cause then you’ll stay inside and play board games with me! When it’s all nice out, you’re nowhere to be found indoors.

Ah, that’s true …

What names or nicknames have you been called throughout your life?

Gal. That’s about it. But I love it!

My only nickname is Der. Although sometimes, Gal calls me –

DER-BEAR

Stop.

NOOOOOO

What makes your heart feel alive?

Remember that night when we danced by the light of the fire?

That’s something I’ll never forget, Der.

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Haha, I hope you enjoyed! That was ridiculously fun to write.

— Maggie

14 thoughts on “Beautiful People – March 2017

    1. Haha yeah, it’s not fun learning the hard way that a recipe is bad. I usually read reviews before making a recipe, but in this instance, the reviews didn’t help me lol.

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  1. Sorry about the recipe, especially if it was the one I gave you 🙂 BUT the result was this wonderful insight to the characters you have created in your book. Thanks for sharing. I do feel that took a lot of courage, stepping out there and sharing this. It was worth it!!!

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    1. It’s alright. 🙂 No no no, it wasn’t your recipe; it was a strawberry banana smoothie that didn’t turn out tasting good, lol. It did taste good as popsicles, but I didn’t think that was reason enough to share it.
      I did feel rather shy sharing my characters like this, but I’m glad you enjoyed it! I really like them and I can’t wait to put them in a story. ❤

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      1. I keep forgetting to tell you this but you said it was a smoothie recipe. I make strawberry smoothies, like them best with fresh but frozen will work. But I just take strawberries( cut them in half or quarters, makes it easier to blend them), a banana or 2 (depending on how thick you want it) vanilla yogurt, and a splash of vanilla silk(almond or regular) and just blend it up. It turns out yummy. I have also used mixed frozen berries and just blue berries too. I know lost of smoothies will call for ice but it tends to make them a little bitter, in my opinion.

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      2. Ooh that sounds good! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll have to try it sometime. 🙂 It was a strawberry banana smoothie that I made with frozen strawberries, and they were what made it taste kinda odd, lol. I’ll use fresh next time.

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  2. I’m sorry about the recipe, but this post will suffice. I enjoyed meeting your characters. They’re full of life and I can’t wait to read them! Also, I love interviewing my characters!

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    1. It’s alright. All of the wonderful recipes I have successfully made made up for this one 🙂 Aw thank you so much! I’m glad you like them; I love them, as well. Yes, interviewing characters is so much fun!

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  3. As well as history books, you should see how other writers have tackled the same period. You’ve probably read some of these, but the following fiction books are great at conveying the setting, dialogue and mindset of 13th century young people: Catherine, Called Birdy, and Matilda Bone, both by Karen Cushman; The Arthur Trilogy by Kevin Crossley-Holland, as well as his follow up novel, Gatty’s Tale. Rosemary Sutcliff’s Knight’s Fee is also good, although maybe a little too early for your time period. Good non-fiction sources are ‘Life in a Medieval Village’ by Frances and Joseph Gies, and Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives. Happy researching!

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