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Pulling daft faces

I have done an actual, true-life vlog about getting into character when I write.

If you dare watch it, you will discover the following things:

a) I do not talk like anyone from upstairs at Downton Abbey;

b) I say ‘erm’ a lot;

c) I can grimace like a cartoon dog;

d) I don’t look QUITE as bizarre as the video still below.

So, if you can put up with all that… lights, camera, ACTION.

24 thoughts on “Pulling daft faces

  1. Love it Kay… you are so brave! I’m not sure if I pull faces when writing (probably) but more worryingly I know I do it when doing book talks! I remember practicing for my first big speech-thing to a conference of book reps… I asked my daughter to tell me what she thought. ‘Brilliant,’ she said. ‘Except for those really weird and hideous faces you kept pulling…’ Oops. I guess I can’t help it!
    xxx

    • Oooh, you are lovely! I’m delighted to be in such fabulous company! (And I’m really not very brave at all. In fact, I’m now running away to a dairy farm to avoid the Internet!)

      Thank you!

      xxx

  2. Fab vlog! So nice to see you in “action” ๐Ÿ™‚

    I definitely recognise the happy-writing face and I’ve noticed myself doing a very hangdog face when I’m writing a sad bit.

    I pull faces when I’m reading too, as anyone sitting opposite me on the train when I was reading The Hunger Games will be able to confirm. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks ever so much! And we MUST compare writing/reading faces in true life! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜‰

      X
      PS I do a pretty good gasp of horror when reading too…

  3. I Kay! Its brillent to see the real you outside of your FAB storys! On my Twitter, i have a picture of the real me, not sure if its alright but, oh well, its me so, i should be proud of who i am and i am. You look really pretty and have a great accent ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now onto Writing, i DO pull a face when i’m writing. I get REALLY serious and have a really angery face, not sure why but nan always looks at me and go’s: ‘Whats up? and i’m pulled out of my story and go, ‘Oh, nothing, i’m writing.’

    ๐Ÿ˜€ so! Thats me for ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I absolutely love this!!!
    I don’t exactly pull faces, but I really get into the mood.
    When I’m at the end and it’s oh so sad, I cry!!! Or I write a particularly happy part, and I jump up and down screaming, “YAAAAAY!”. Then my parents come in and give me strange looks, and I say, “um…something amazing happened?”. Or something funny happens, and I roar with laughter and my brother comes in and asks if I’m OK.
    Hmm. Need to do something about that.
    Orli
    x

  5. lovely to see you and hear your voice! I’d never heard of a vlog before. I too act out scenes and have a habit of shouting out lines of dialogue when I’m out shopping.

    • Oooh, check out Susie Day’s first post! That’s a vlog too, and a fabulous one! I’m STILL not sure how to say it though… Loving the sound of you shouting dialogue at the shops!

      X

  6. Hi Kay,

    What a fantastic – and very brave- vlog:) Love the word vlog too, can I pinch it to use in one of my stories.

    I’ve no idea if I pull faces when I write but I expect I do as I pull faces when I read, when I give talks, when I’m walking along the street thinking…

  7. I tend to do silly exaggerated faces when I talk, partly because I tend to get hyper and over-bouncy but also slightly because it helps my sister if people make their expressions very clear when speaking to her (she’s autistic – so for example, she might not realise whether someone was serious or joking unless they smiled afterwards).

    • Crikey, that’s SO interesting about exaggerated expressions โ€“ I had NO idea. It’s brilliant that it helps your sister! I do them when I talk too. I have terrible trouble keeping my eyebrows still… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      X

  8. Hi Kay,

    I loved the vlog, that’s an AWESOME word LOL!
    Sometimes, when I write, I raise my eyebrows, smile to myself and whisper
    the words I am typing to myself. I just hope nobody can see me doing it!

    You pull some AWESOME faces when you write! Keep Rocking them writing faces.

    Jessica x

  9. Hehe, BRILLIANT vlog! ๐Ÿ™‚ I sometimes pull faces when I read; I was once reading a really sad book and I looked so daft when I looked like I was about to cry, but I was just getting into the mood of the characters!!!
    I also remember I was secretly reading in maths class once, and my teacher was wittering on about something maths-like and I blurted out “NOOO!” in front of everyone! It was so embarrassing! But I just pretended I banged my knee under the table, lol! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Brill Post!
    Ha! I loved your faces! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I always pull faces, when something happens in a t.v program or a book. When something good happens I start grinning like an idiot and when something worrying or confusing happens my mouth hangs open and my forehead goes all scrunched up and when something bad happens I cry, There- i admitted it- I cry when something bad happens.

    In the Alex Rider books, Jack died and I started crying and I went on about it for ages saying- “I can’t believe Jack died” every 10 seconds, until my friends went crazy and started pulling there hair out and Shakira said “stop going on and on about Jack all the time!”

    When I was in the library upstairs, I was chatting to one of the funny, young teachers in the school called Miss Saba, and we were having a great laugh- UNTIL SOMEONE- NOT MENTIONING ANY NAMES (cos i forgot who!) SAID THAT I ALWAYS GO ON ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS IN BOOKS! The rudeness of it! ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway, we started going on about it and then I was like- but it was so sad and then Miss Saba was like its just a book and everyone else was like YEAH!

    Yeah- embarrassing.

    Basically, when I’ve finished a book, I go on and on about it for days, weeks, even months!

    Some of my friends are soooooooo annoying! Basically, me and some of my friends got chosen to do this link with another school and we didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings that we’d been chosen and not them, so my friend (thanks Ilma) made us tell everyone that we had one hour detention and that we had to miss half of art to do it. And they all believed it- and we’re called the “GEEKY” Class. But they actually believed that a teacher would make us miss half of our lesson for a detention. But our art teacher told them in the middle of art what we were doing and they were like “I’m so gonna kill them!” so after we came down, they all rushed on us, shaking with rage and shouting at us, and we just said, this is exactly why we didn’t tell u, cos we knew you’d react like this. But the just tried to cover it up by saying- it’s not cos of that it’s because u lied 2 us- now they’re lying! And my friend- soz Taymia if u ever read this, which is very unlikely cos u like NEVER read books (kind of!)- said that it wasn’t fair, we got to do something, and that they never get to do anything, and that teachers should give other people a chance. And then people said “Oh we never believed you anyway” and then Fatima just got angry and said, “Well, why didn’t you say you didn’t believe us before? You’re just lying- I can’t believe you actually believed us, you’re so gullible!” (Yes, me and my friends are the posh ones!)

    SOZ FOR THE LONG COMMENT!

  11. I am in a busy hotel in America, so not the best time to watch a video!!!! Sorry!! I promise that when I get home next week I shall watch and comment again…

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