January 18, 2012

I Wish I Were as Cool as my Characters (Blog Tour #4)

Okay, when I found out I was going to be on Julie A. Lindsey's blog, I was ecstatic. Julie is hilarious and always has something to say on twitter to make me smile. Her blog is refreshing, and her book Death by Chocolate is about to come out (if I'm not mistaken).

Julie let me do a guest post that I lovingly call: I’m Not a Cool Person, but I Write About them in Books (or: I Wish I Were as Cool as my Characters).

A lot of people think that authors write characters based on what the author wishes they could be. Well let me clear things up a bit: That’s completely true.

At least, it’s true for me. Sure, Ivy has her faults. She’s stubborn and impulsive. She gets herself into all kinds of trouble and tends to be a loner. But Ivy is cool. So my guest post today will be all about why Ivy is cooler than I am.

First, I’m the nerdy type. Not the shy, awkward kind of nerdy. The goofy, foot-in-the-mouth type of nerdy. I say things without thinking, then an hour later I realize that what I said wasn’t as funny as I thought. In fact, it could have been flat-out offensive.

Ivy, on the other hand, says offensive things on purpose and wishes she had written them down to use again later.

Read the rest of this post at Julie Lindsey's blog, and enter for a chance to win a free copy of The Fairy Tale Trap.


Ruth Ellen Parlour said...

I agree, I wish I was cool like some of my characters (minus their faults) But tbh I'm pretty happy the way I am.

Unknown said...

I think I feel the same way. :) This is more of a just-for-fun post.

Lindsay Buroker said...

Cute post. ;)

Some of my characters are as geeky as I am, but, unlike me, they get the hunky guy anyway. Wish fulfillment? You bet. :P

Unknown said...

Sounds good to me!

Don't forget to read the rest of the post on Julie's blog, everyone!

There's a giveaway for a free book, and the second half of my guest post.

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