Beautiful Books 2017 + Pictures of an Old Fairground

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(Finally, I’ve got a featured image! Huzzah!)

Can you believe that it’s Beautiful Books time again? Time flies way too fast. Anyways, I’m doing it again, for my NaNoWriMo novel, Starless.

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Here’s the link: http://paperfury.com/beautiful-books-2017/

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

I got the idea for Starless sometime after I read the Hunger Games, so since last month.

Describe what your novel is about!

Okay, this is kinda hard.

So, basically, it’s set in the futureish. My main character, Natasha, is the orphaned daughter of the president. She’s lived a life of luxury in the city, never thinking twice about going into the woods, where people called the wood dwellers live without robotic servants, and all the gadgets Natasha has.

But then, one day, still figuring out exactly how this happens, the city goes up in flames, and Natasha is forced to flee into the woods.

And I can’t say more without spoilers.

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

Well. After a year, I still don’t quite know what aesthetic means, or what I’d do for this. *cough cough* if someone down in the comments could explain, i’d be eternally grateful and would update this post. thank you very much. *cough cough*

Introduce us to each of your characters!

I shall introduce you to my two main characters, and you’ll have to wait until a future post to meet the others, sorry.

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That’s the closest picture that I have of Natasha, except she has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Natasha seems bratty at first, but when you get to know her, she’s actually very nice. She took over my blog in this post, so you know a little about her. I told her that if she’s good during NaNo, I may just let her do that Q and A.

 

Alex

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And that’s Alex. He’s a lot calmer than Natasha, and thinks before he acts. Alex is also an orphan, but he has his aunt, uncle and cousin. He’s a wood dweller, and he’s very, very nice to everyone in his village, and everyone likes him.

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

Until this month, I didn’t even prepare to write. I just sat down with an idea and wrote. However, now I am (attempting) to plot for NaNo. And yes, it involves a fair amount of howling.

What are you most looking forward to about this novel?

Starless is very different from most of my novels, and so I’m most looking forward to writing a novel that’s actually set in the future, with technology, instead of in a fairy tale/fantasy world, if that even makes sense.

List 3 things about your novel’s setting.

Ummm…. not quite sure what you want me to do here. Sorry.

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

Well, I can’t reveal this without giving you spoilers, but let’s say a girl named Denise stands in Natasha’s way. And please note, this might change, I haven’t figured this one piece out.

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

Natasha (I hope) will have fully revealed that she is not a bratty girl at all, but really and truly cares about others.

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

I don’t really know about this yet, I haven’t quite figured it out either. I guess satisfied, but maybe wanting a sequel?

And that is that!

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And now, I have some pictures for you.

We went to a state park today, and on the way back, we saw something that looked like a Ferris wheel. So, we drove down the street, expecting to find maybe a fair or something.

What we found was an old fairground, that had apparently been made into a junk yard. It gave me a kind of sad feeling, and I just had to take pictures of it.

It may not be very, very old, and the pictures aren’t very good, as there was a fence, and then people started staring at me, and I had to jump back into the car and take the last pictures while we were driving.

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This one was one taking while we were driving, but it’s one of those Torpedo rides. It looked very rickety. My dad said he would not want to ride in it.

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These are some cute little ticket booths. You can see some of the junk behind the trees.

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This is a the back of a little train, I don’t know if you can see it very well.

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And this is the front of the train.

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And that’s the Ferris wheel! It doesn’t have any cars, but I think it’s very cute. I may just have to write a story about it…..

 

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What did you think of this post? Are you doing NaNo? What is your project about? What did you think of these pictures?

 

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3 thoughts on “Beautiful Books 2017 + Pictures of an Old Fairground

  1. Starless sounds really cool! Also, what exactly is Nano writing challenge thing? I’ve blogging for awhile you’d think I would know 😄

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    1. Thank! Well, NaNo stands for NaNoWriMo which stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it happens every November. The goal of the adult program (13 years and older) is to write fifty thousand words in a month, which is almost the length of a full novel. And they also have the Young Writers Program, for kids up to 18, where you can set your own goal. It’s pretty cool!
      (I hope that all made sense)

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      1. You’re welcome! Oh, so that’s what it stands for! Oh, ok that does sound cool but it also sounds challenging…I’d probably fail😂 Yes, it did! Thank you!

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