Today I’m happy to welcome Barbara Quick, author of A Golden Web, to my blog! As part of the tour, she provided a fun list of top disguises to wear.
Top 10 Disguises to Wear
- A fly on the wall. Whether you’re an aspiring writer or actor, watching and listening unobserved will help you create three-dimensional and fully believable characters.
- Yourself as a boy. Alessandra Giliani did it in A Golden Web because it allowed her to study medicine at a time when females were barred from the university. There are places in the world right now where parents are cross-dressing their girls as boys to allow them to get an education
- Yourself as a child. Remember—really remember—what it felt like before the world tried to talk you out of being who you really are. It’s a big help in remembering what’s important to you.
- Yourself at the end of your life. There’s nothing like a fantasy of The Very End to help you notice and appreciate the sweet details of your daily life.
- A pair of someone else’s shoes (particularly if he or she is someone who seems to be dense, mean, unfair or all three). Fiction writers have to learn to love their villains, too.
- An evening gown, a push-up bra and a flower in your hair. (Certainly no explanation is needed.)
- A mud queen. Turn over some earth and plant something. Allow yourself to get dirty. Remember that the Earth is your mother.
- Julia Child or some other Iron Chef. Download a recipe for something highly delicious you’ve only eaten or seen at restaurants. If something jumps out of the frying pan onto the floor, discreetly throw it back in.
- Rock star. The closest I ever got to this one was doing a reading and book signing in Fairbanks, Alaska, in the dead of winter, for my first novel, Northern Edge, when the weather outside was 35 degrees below zero. Lots and lots of people came to see me. (Fairbanks will always have a special place in my heart!).
- A dancer in Carnival! Take it from me: There’s nothing like a set of wings and sequins to put you in a cheerful mood.
Thanks so much, Barbara! This list definitely made my day.
Please check out the rest of this awesome tour, and come back June 1 for my review of A Golden Web!
Monday, May 16: Christie at The Fiction Enthusiast (In Her Own Words)
Tuesday, May 17: Erika at Moonlight Book Reviews (Character Interview: Alessandra)
Wednesday, May 18: Danna at Friendly Reader (Review)
Thursday, May 19: Britta at I Like These Books (Guest Post)
Friday, May 20: Lexie at Last Exile Words (Review)
Saturday, May 21: Julia at Rex Robot Reviews (Video Interview)Sunday, May 22: Melissa at Mel’s Books and Info (Review)
Monday, May 23: Kayla at Caught Between The Pages (Tens List)
Tuesday, May 24: Arya at Sea of Pages (Teenage Garage Sale)
Wednesday, May 25: Julia at Rex Robot Reviews (Review)
Thursday, May 26: Corrine at Lost For Words (Cover Post)
Friday, May 27: Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Review)
Saturday, May 28: Cindy at Books Complete Me (Video Interview)
Sunday, May 29: Britta at I Like These Books (Review)
Monday, May 30: Sandy at Pirate Penguin Reads (Editorial Interview)
Tuesday, May 31: Lexie at Last Exile Words (Character Interview )
Wednesday, June 1: Kayla at Caught Between The Pages (Review)
Thursday, June 2: Melissa at Mel’s Books and Info (Into the Past)
Friday, June 3: Jessica at A Fanatic Book Blog(Review)
Saturday, June 4: Danna at Friendly Reader (Guest Post)
Sunday, June 5: Christie at The Fiction Enthusias (Review)
Monday, June 6: Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Character Tweets)
Tuesday, June 7: Ashley at Basically Amazing (Tens List)
Wednesday, June 8: Erika at Moonlight Book Reviews (Review)
Thursday, June 9: Kari at A Good Addiction (Video Interview)
Friday, June 10: Cindy at Books Complete Me (Review)
Saturday, June 11: Jessica at Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile (When I’m Not Writing)