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Beautiful People: July Edition

Hi guys! So today is yet another Beautiful People Questionaire. Once again, credit goes to Paper Fury. For this one, I’ve returned to the tried and true characters from The Gatekeeper Chronicles. This time around, I’ve chosen my character, Marcello Di Mercurio. He’s my main character’s other best friend. Yay, friendship! So here we go. 
Do they want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not? I think Marcello’s fairly unsure on this matter. He has no particular urge to get married and, in fact, would probably choose not to simply because his grandparents want him to. He generally likes doing whatever they tell him not to do. Because they’re horrible people.  What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)  Marcello uses a rifle a lot of the time. His other weapon of choice is a sword or rapier and his skinchanging ability.  What’s the nicest thing they’ve done for someone else, and why did they do it?  He saves people’s lives a lot...but the ni…

On Planning (Or Rather A Lack of Planning)

Hey guys!
So the other day, I got triggered into a rant about this particular topic by my sister's writing course. My mum and sister are probably laughing somewhere because they know exactly what I'm talking about. What got me ranting, I hear you ask? This course claimed that the only way to write was to carefully plot out everything and that those of us who just write without a plan are somehow awful writers. 
Yeah, I know.  So some of you may have figured out that I'm a complete pantser. Sort of. If you're unaware, pantsing is a rather American term for writers who write without planning. Writers who write 'by the seat of their pants', if you will. 'Pants', for those of you who are British, meaning trousers.
I tend to have a basic idea of my characters, a basic idea of the plot and where I'm going and I pretty much always make a Pinterest board for my ideas now. But that's it.  I don't plan. Like, at all. I normally start writing and figur…