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Get to know me: Writer’s Edition. :)


Another tag! I am hoping it keeps my muse going. I also thought you would be amused to see that it’s the ‘writer’s edition’. You’re likely thinking, “Clarissa, you’re not a writer.” But I am, after a fashion, actually. It is a goal of mine to write and publish a book someday. I may, one day, post a blurb I have to gauge your thoughts to see if it’s worth a try. Regardless, I saw that Lady S. at Sage in the Meadow filled this out and I thought, why not?

This tag was created by Savannah Grace. No one tagged me and I welcome any of you to fill it out. I’d love to see your responses. 🙂 

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Vital Stats and Appearance. 

Name:   Clarissa Marie. I have a last name obviously, but I’m not about to put that here. But it’s pretty cool.

Nickname:   Riss, Rissa, Crissa, Clari, Clare.

Birthday:   The 9th of September.

Hair color/Length:   Dark Brown with a lot more grey than I’d like to admit. Around my shoulders.

Piercings/Tattoos:   I have my ears done three times. Though I should put some earrings in so they don’t close.

Righty/Lefty:   Righty

Ethnicity:   I’m biracial; I’m adopted, so we’re not quite sure what half of me is. My maternal half is Irish, German, Italian.

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Firsts!

First Novel Written:  I wrote one in high school, but I used my own original character paired with a very canon character–one whose author hates fanfiction–so it will never see the light of day. I was ambitious. I have since destroyed it. I have the beginnings of one with my character. Maybe someday I’ll finish.

First Novel Completed:   Again, I mentioned it above. I don’t remember what I named it.

Award for Writing:   None.

First Publication: I wrote an article with Newspaper Club in high school that was printed in our local paper. It was pretty cool to see my name there.

Conferences:  None. Ew, people attend those.

Query/Pitch: None.

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Favorites!

Novel (that you wrote):  The one that’s half-written, of course. It’s the only one I have. A vampire, history, it’s fun.

Genre:  I would say it’s historical fiction, though I find I enjoy YA works now. Dystopian, fantasy. I like biographies too. Save for erotica and saccharine romances, I like to think I am open-minded.

Author:  My favorite author is hard to choose because I have many. It’s hard to pick one. C.W. Gortner and Stephanie Thornton are definitely high on my list. I love Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie’s collaborative efforts. Karen Harper for her Elizabeth I mysteries, Susan Elia MacNeal for Maggie Hope. Choosing is hard! Boo to you for making me choose!

Writing Music:  I love classical music when I’m writing. It can be modern songs done in an instrumental way, like The Piano Guys or Two Cellos. But I also adore the maestros of the past. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven. If I’m listening to vocalists, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman.

Writing Snack/Drink: I try not to eat if I’m writing. But I enjoy pretzel rods. They’re quite delicious and I can kind of gnaw on it whilst writing.

Movie: Picking one is difficult, admittedly. However, I’m going to say Beauty and the Beast. Yes, I know, all the films in the world and that’s what I pick. But it is my favorite and I adore it. I always have and I suspect I always will. Honorable mentions to Gone With The Wind and the Wizard of Oz.

Writing Memory:   I do some writing on a roleplaying site and I was writing with someone. And they told me that I was one of the best writers they had ever had the pleasure of writing with. Definitely, a boost to the ego, but also a hit to my anxiety because I am not good with compliments.

Childhood Book:  I loved the American Girl series and the Dear America series too. I guess I’ve always loved history!

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Currently…

Reading:  I am going to pick up the second book in the Discovery of Witches series. I don’t remember the name of it, but I need more Diana and Matthew adventures. They’re so good. I definitely need more with them. So, I do hope that Ms. Harkness writes more with them.  

Writing: This. I should be writing my part of a group story. But, alas. I am lazy.

Listening To: Pray For The Wicked by Panic! At The Disco.

It’s so funny, I did a tag a few months ago and I was like, “yeah, they’re cool” but a friend got me into them and well, damn. I listen almost everyday. I’ve got two of their albums on vinyl now and plan to get the rest…lol.

Watching:  I finished Versailles season two the other night and I am dying for season three. I think I may begin season two of Harlots later. I’m not sure. Castle Rock is creepy and I want some Halloween feels as they say. (I welcome suggestions!)

Learning:  More about the French Revolution. When your vampire character comes of age during that time and is in the heart of it, you want to be accurate.

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Future!

Want to be Published:   Yes. I suppose I ought to finish first.

Traditional or Indie:  I dream of traditional but my insecurity tells me I am nowhere near good enough for that. We will see.

Wildest Goal:  Get published! Or move to England for a time. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, so that killed that dream/goal, lol. We’ll see. 😉

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