I invited around 70 writers/bloggers to write a piece about whether or not they're typical of their sign, and how its traits affect their writing life ~ if at all...
Has your favourite writer been featured yet? Links to all previous posts at the end of this one :)
A Capricorn with a very cheerful smile, rather than a dour saturnine expression... I am delighted to welcome romantic suspense/mystery writer Georgia Rose!
Georgia's the author of the very well received Grayson Trilogy ~ you can see all three books (and read the sooooper reviews!) on Amazon HERE. She's active on Twitter and the blogging world, and very supportive of her author friends; she also reviews for Rosie Amber's Review Team.
"I’ve always considered Capricorns to be the dullest of the Zodiac signs. Born at the bleakest time of year our birthdays are forgotten among the excesses of Christmas or the gloom of January. And it’s all so serious with us goats - where’s the fun, the frivolity?"
"I’m a hard worker, determined to complete whatever I set my mind to - just as well considering the writing schedule I set myself this year. I’m able to work alone - this I do on a daily basis and I’m definitely independent. Serious as a child, I’ve probably always been 40 so I totally agree that I’m gaining a more youthful outlook as I get older.
Depression - it’s a constant challenge. Solitary - totally, I love the peace and quiet and always choose staying at home rather than go out. Ruthless, self-centred and uncaring about others - well now, I am driven and I’m guessing in my determination to get stuff done I have probably, hopefully now in the past, been all of these things - but never deliberately. However to all those I’ve treated badly rest assured I feel guilt very easily and have a hard time forgiving myself."
"We are loyal, supportive and will tell you what you need to hear, even if it’s not what you want to hear - what more could you want? Other than me to beta read for you. Well how about this, although we need no one to complete us, once we love we have a hard time letting go, but, not caring for money, cars or clothes we only need your love, loyalty and dedication - now that’s not too much to ask, is it? However, we very rarely find ourselves attached to people so if we feel for you consider yourself lucky! Or not, depending on whether you’re interested in someone this intense."
"We can detach ourselves emotionally in a second and out of all the signs we have the most control of our feelings, but that doesn’t mean we do not feel. Because we do, passionately, and although anger doesn’t come often when it does it is the coldest anger you will ever feel and being the deepest earth sign it comes like an earthquake, will destroy the base of everything and leave no one unaffected, which is why when I saw this....
...I was not surprised. ;-)
However I only just squeak in as a Capricorn so I had a peek at the traits for Aquarius. Unprejudiced - totally. Open - yes, got hypnotised once purely because my mind was so open, at least that’s what the hypnotist told me! (Probably a story for another time ;-)). Contrary - of course! A bit too batty... for my kids, yes, but then they’re so easy to embarrass.
It so often depends which decanate of the sign you were born in, Georgia - ie the early, middle or late part, and also which signs you have in the rest of your natal chart. For instance, I am in the second (middle) decanate of Leo, thus a true one, but have 4 planets in Virgo, which calm it all down a bit!
Georgia is someone it's well worth following on Twitter, and her blog is a good one, too, with lots of reviews and other author related stuff ~ it's HERE.
Now, famous Capricorn writers....
... a man whose most famous creation, Holden Caulfield, might have been a struggling goat/water-carrier too ~ J D Salinger...
and Patricia Highsmith, known for her thrillers ~
Coming next: a politically thrilling Cancerian!
Previous posts (click name to see article):
Leo and Aries: Terry Tyler and Proofreader Julia
Aquarius and Capricorn: Nicky Black