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Suffering for Beauty - the Victorian Corset
Would your character be willing to go to such extremes to have a tiny waist? Does your character long to be physically attractive to men so badly that she would live in discomfort and risk her health and well-being by wearing a tight Victorian corset?
Suffering for Beauty - Neck Rings
The “giraffe women” have always fascinated me. Why would any woman allow heavy brass rings to be placed around her neck? Why would any woman submit her young daughter to such a thing? A lot of it depends on the culture you were raised in, and what you were taught to believe.
Suffering for Beauty - Lip Plates
How far would you go to be attractive to those of the opposite sex? What modifications would you make to your body? Is there anything that you would refuse to do? Lip plates are pieces of jewelry that are used to modify the body, specifically the lips.
Suffering for Beauty - Foot Binding
Foot binding was practiced by the Chinese for about a thousand years. Why did they do this? How did this practice affect the women of this culture? The art of foot binding can be used in your story to add drama and turmoil.
Unless you are afflicted with one of the following phobias, you will probably find them kind of humorous. It is hard for me to believe that some people really have fears about things that are so much a part of our everyday life. They do make characters interesting, though.
Manias have been defined as uncontrollable compulsions, desires, or urges. Are they uncontrollable? That depends on what you decide for the character you create. In the following article, I present to you 5 of the strangest manias in existence.
Squirrel Appreciation Day & Other Unusual Holidays
What will you feed the squirrels on Squirrel Appreciation Day? Will you sit down and have a serious discussion with your cat on Answer Your Cat's Questions Day? Is it possible for you to keep a serious face while saying the opposite of what you mean on Opposite Day?
Sorry Charlie Day & Other Crazy Holidays
How many practical jokes will you pull on April Fool's Day? Are you going to buy a stack of comic books on Reading is Funny Day? Are you going to burn all of your rejection slips and letters on Sorry Charlie Day?
Soaring Free - a Review
Soaring Free by Nelani A. Nettrour is a fantasy, a story of love, a story of faithfulness, and a story of betrayal.
So Tender, So Fair - a Review
So Tender, So Fair is a good, satisfying mystery story that will keep you guessing until the last page. It was written by author and psychologist Louis Birner.
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