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A Day In the Life: Talia

Recently Sarah J. Maas started off a new series at LTWF called 'Why We're Not As Cool As You Originally  Thought' where she shows her life in comparison to her characters. I'll be taking my turn at sharing a similar post in a few weeks and showing pictures from my daily life, but I wanted to do a mini-series here on the blog where I show you a day in the life of my characters, beginning with Talia from the sleeping beauty retelling.

This was super fun to do, and a great way to brainstorm if you don't feel like doing any actual writing at the moment.


Talia, known as Rose for most of the book, wakes up in the freezing cold, in a tent, in the middle of a wintery nowhere:

Mostly she gets to hang out with a dude who looks like this (his name is Rowan. You'll like him.)

But there's a lot of older, dirty, bearded men on the journey with them. Including this guy (his name is Gile. He's pretty cool too).

Then it's time to ride through the snow all day, on one of these:

Through scenery like this:

And, when it's storming, this:

Imagine trying to fight a winged monster (like the one below), in a storm like that.

And so we move on to the monsters. Inevitably they encounter some beast that has to be defeated. Here's a selection:


Gray Dog (Gile is in charge of naming the beasts. He's not very creative).

Fanged Snowball. (Gile thought it was funny. In the story the beast is white, if that gives you a further insight into his mind).

And finally a Snow Dragon.

At night, Rose is visited in dreams by this guy. Yeah, he's kind of mysterious. You can tell because we can't see his face in this pic (obvious implication is obvious).

Oh, and in case you were wondering, this is the inspiration for her skin/hair coloring:

But in terms of actual facial structure, she's more like this:

Or this:


Coming soon, a Day in the Life of the Poetess from NAMELESS!


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 18th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Love it!!! Can't wait for a day in the life of the Poetess!
Mar. 18th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks Kat :-)
Mar. 18th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
I loved this! It just makes me more excited for this fantasmagorical book you're working on. Write more!
Mar. 18th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
I got a head's up that I'll be getting the notes on Nameless back next week so I only have this weekend and part of next week to work on it and then it's full-scale Nameless Editpocalypse. I don't think I'll finish by then (I'm only at 47k) but I'll get as far as I can!
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About Me

Savannah J. Foley is the author of the NAMELESS series (known as Woman's World and later as Antebellum on Fictionpress). She is signed with the Bradford Literary Agency, trying to sell NAMELESS, and working on her sixth novel. She is also a frequent (and proud!) contributor to Let The Words Flow, a writing blog from former FictionPress writers.

Savannah enjoys coffee with cream, busywork, reading in the car, rainy days, hot wings, the mythos of writing, solving for x, and tortoise-shell cats. Savannah dislikes mysandry, college electives, birthday cake, not remembering the right word, small dogs, the color yellow, and olde english.

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