4 Female Fictional Role Models and Life Lessons they Taught me.

It is Day of the Girl, so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to tell you about which female characters inspire me to be the kind of person I am today. I was actually planning on posting this yesterday, but I wasn’t feeling 100% and then I found out this morning it was Day of the Girl, so I think it was fate 😛

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Lottie Thomas

 

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I’m so disappointed by the lack of Spinster’s Club fanart.

 

Lottie from Holly Bourne’s Spinster’s Club series is the character that actually led me to write this post. She’s a kick-ass feminist, sex-positive romantic, outspoken and super smart.

What she taught me:

You should fight for what’s right, even if it’s hard, but mental health is very important so don’t lose yourself in the process.

Every little action adds up to something much bigger.


Arabella Celestine Idris Jezelia of Morrighan (Lia)

 

fanart by @lesmissy1 on twitter

 

Lia from The Kiss of Deception Series by Mary E. Pearson has inspired me ever since I finished The Beauty of Darkness. Not only did I steal her name (hehe), her mentality and individuality inspired me to be a better person.

What she taught me:

Every story has multiple sides and you shouldn’t judge before knowing the full story. Not everything is how it seems.

Trust your gut. Trust yourself.


Hermione Granger

 

 

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fanart by punziella on tumblr

 

Hermione from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling has inspired girls for years and I’m still a little sad I only got to know her when I was almost an adult. Hermione is smart, determined and wants to do right by everyone.

What she taught me:

Stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.

Be unconditionally you, don’t ever diminish your intelligence because other’s don’t appreciate it.

Reading is cool.


Fa Mulan

 

Mulan. Also a good drawing reference for someone holding a sword
fanart by ?? I can’t find the original artist.

 

Mulan from the movie with the same name is one of the strongest female Disney characters I’ve yet encountered. She is strong, won’t give up and is willing to sacrifice so much for her family.

Girls. Kick. Ass.

You don’t have to be strong to win, being smart is key.

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Which characters are your inspiration and why? What life lessons have you learned through fiction? Happy Day of the Girl!

Newbie Bloggers: Tina (@TinaHoganGrant) | Lessons about writing

Welcome to another edition of Newbie Bloggers, in which I introduce you to new bloggers! This week I’ll introduce you to Tina, who is not only a blogger but also a writer!

I give the word to Tina:

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Who is Tina?

Tell us something about yourself: Who Are You?: Hi, My name is Tina Grant and yes a newbie. Less than a week in fact and I’m excited to be a part of this community. I live in southern California and trying to grasp the fact that I will soon be a published author. (Yeah!) I just signed the contract earlier this week with my publisher to publish my works “Reckless Beginnings.” A fiction novel based on actual events. I’m married (24 years). We have a son and two wonderful grandkids. My husband is a professional falconer, We built our home in the mountains of Frazier park. My passions are reading, writing, hiking, kayaking, boating, gardening, fishing, exploring small remote towns and antiques.

What is your blog about and what are your plans with it?: I just launched my blog yesterday announcing the news of my book. I plan on using it to share with others the process and events that evolve up until launch day. It will be used to promote the book and other works. (Right now I am working on a sequel “Better Endings”) I plan on sharing writing tips and ideas and making new friends with my same interests.

Why did you start blogging?: I started blogging to mainly promote my book and share my interests with others. I also find it a great way to learn from others too.

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My passion is writing and reading. there is never enough hours in the day for all the books I want to read. I developed my passion for these from my father famed science fiction writer James P. Hogan. Books were his world and are now mine. Sadly he passed away suddenly seven years ago but I cherish the lessons he has taught me and lives my life by them.

Never Give up

If you have pushed yourself hard, give yourself one more shove

Never use the word carn’t.  [note from Lia: I am assuming this word should be can’t but I would also recommend to never use the word carn’t 😉 ]

If you are afraid to do it.. just do it.. you will discover that it wasn’t that bad after all

Your mind can be your worst enemy.. sometimes you just have to stop listening to it
I could go on, these are just a few lessons my dad taught me.

I live a content life in the mountains with my husband of 24 years with our two dogs (a Brittney named Tess and a Jack Russell named Ellie. We designed and built our house ourselves (When I say ourselves .. I mean just that. We did most of the work ourselves.)

My husband is a professional falconer and does bird abatement for a living. I’m at an exciting time in my life with the launching of my first book in the near future and I’m very excited to be here.

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What did you think of Tina’s life lessons? What is one lesson you learned in life that helps you write? Or just in general? If you liked this post and are interested in more of Tina’s posts (or her book!), go check out her blog here.