Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Roses Are Red

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic is: It's (the day before) Valentine's Day! Let's jumpstart the lovefest by blogging about what you love most about writing (and/or reading)!

What I love about reading: wanderlust-inducing settings and crazy new worlds. Reading something that makes you feel like someone has seen the inside of your head and put it in a book. Reading something that makes you laugh so hard you cry, or that makes you cry so hard you just have to laugh. Swoony book boys! And I especially love finding something that is so good that it makes me want to become a better writer.

What I love about writing: creating something out of nothing. Coming up with cool characters and developing them until they feel real. When you've been struggling with a scene or a plot point and then you get That Moment when everything clicks into place. Reading something back and thinking that hey, this actually doesn't suck! The best part of writing: connecting with other people who are doing the same crazy thing as you, getting to read their work, seeing them achieve great things, making awesome friends, and getting nothing but support from them. Cheesy Valentine's to you all :)


Friday, 1 February 2013

It's Vintage, Darling

Well, let's move on from that other post all about my feels and talk about writerly things again, yes? (Thank you for the lovely comments and general heart-swell-y-ness. You are all SPECTACULAR.)


My MC Tuesday is a little bit rockabilly, a little bit pin-up. As we all know, sometimes we have to research certain things for our writing. And then, sometimes we put in things that we already know quite a lot about because then when we have to "research" it's just pure fun times.


1. I love love LOVE Cherry Dollface. She's a pin-up model, YouTube beauty-guru-type, and general all-around awesome lady. Check out her tats! She does great tutorials on vintage hairstyles, rockabilly clothing and other assorted cool things.

2. Vixen Vintage a.k.a. Solanah, a blogger and cool catlady who wears vintage pretty much all the time. I love her blog and she is a source of knowledge on everything you ever needed to know about stockings, petticoats and knee-high lace-up boots.


3. I have wanted this book for ages and I finally bought it! Gil Elvgren was a pin-up artist and his pictures are just beautiful. You've probably seen them without even knowing it.

So hopefully that gives you a good idea of my MC, and also some fun stuff to check out if you so wish (like anyone needs more distractions).

Tell me some groovy things about your MCs! I love little character quirks, it makes everything in a book brighter :)