Hello everyone! Welcome back to another blog post! This week I have the first ever TCC quiz – What Kind of Elemental Are You?
WARNING: BELOW ARE MAJOR TCC SPOILERS FOR BOOK ONE. PLEASE TAKE THIS QUIZ ONCE YOU FINISH THE BOOK OR IF YOU DON'T MIND SPOILERS!
Answer the questions below and make sure to add up you’re score at the end! Leave a comment down below telling me which Elemental you are!
1. What’s your favourite activity out of the options below?
2. Out of the options below, how would you describe yourself in one word?
3. If your friend stole your essay and handed it in to your teacher as their own, what would you do?
A. Reason with them to tell the truth.
B. Forgive them and let it go.
C. Call them out on it and demand for them to tell the truth or else.
D. Panic over if your teacher will believe you.
E. Tell your teacher in private and refuse to get in trouble for plagiarism.
4. What’s your favourite colour?
5. What’s your favourite type of music?
A. The classics
B. Indie music
C. Rock music
D. Pop music
E. You don’t really have a preference
6. What Hogwarts house are you in/want to be in?
6. How would you describe your style in one word?
A. Comfortable. You’re a jeans/t-shirt type of person.
B. Sharp. You like looking your best no matter what!
C. Casual. You don’t like dressing up for anything.
D. Elegant. You need to look good. Who cares if you’re the only one wearing a dress or suit!
E. Your style really changes depending on what’s in this season.
7. What’s your favourite subject in school?
D. Lunch. Who likes school anyway?
8. If you could travel to one place from TCC where would it be?
A. The Amazon rainforest.
B. The Bermuda Triangle
E. Arizona U.S.A.
9. What’s your favourite Disney movie?
B. The Little Mermaid
C. The Lion King
10. What superpower would you want most?
B. Breathe underwater
C. Control fire
E. Power of persuasion
11. What kind of pet(s) would you want?
A. A dog.
B. An Aquarium
E. Any of the above.
12. Who’s your favourite character from TCC?
A. Zack Travie
B. Haven Reeves
C. Kurt Bell
D. Amber Travie
E. Alyssa Brooks
13. What’s the most important quality in a boyfriend/girlfriend?
C. A good sense of humour
D. Accepting and understanding.
14. What’s your spirit animal?
15. How do you study for a test?
A. I study by doing hands on stuff. Anything that isn’t boring!
B. I study a week in advance but I’ve already memorized everything a long time ago.
C. You don’t study. Who cares if you do bad on one test?
D. You listen in class and on the test you just wing it.
E. I study with my friends first and then go back over it by myself.
16. What’s your preferred pastime?
A. Playing/listening to music
B. Reading and doing puzzles
D. Playing sports
E. You do all of them! How could you pick just one?
17. What would you prefer for a Christmas gift?
A. A really cool record player.
B. Good books!
C. A video game you’ve been wanting.
D. Nice clothes
E. You’d be grateful for any of them!
18. Would you rather live in the future or the past?
19. What’s scares you the most?
A. Falling to your death
C. Being buried alive
20. What’s most important to you?
A. Protecting your loved ones
B. Being the best you could possibly be
D. Making your family and friends proud
E. Conquering your fears
Alright everybody! Add up your scores! If you got...
5 or more A’s you’re a Terran like Zack! Congrats!
You can shapeshift, heal, start earthquakes, make things grow and control animals! You’re caring and calm and hardly anything rattles you!
5 or more B’s you’re a Aquarian like Haven! Congrats!
You can breathe underwater, control liquids, create tsunamis and control ice! You’re kind, determined, intelligent and you excel at almost anything you do!
5 or more C’s you’re a Draken like Kurt! Congrats!
Don’t worry though! Drakens are awesome! They can control fire, control electricity, and are really powerful because their magic responds to their emotions. You’re sarcastic, tough, passionate and a little bit temperamental! You don’t take sh*it from anyone!
5 or more D’s you’re a Skyros like Amber! Congrats!
You can fly, create illusions, levitate, and you have the power of telekinesis. You can also control the weather if you practice hard enough! Skyros’ are agile, fast, persistent, and a little scatterbrained. You can’t sit still for too long without getting bored.
5 or more E’s and you’re an Orchin like Alyssa. If you add up your score and you don’t have 5 or more of A, B, C, or D, you’re also an Orchin! If you happen to get 5 and 5, or any higher than five on two or more elements, you're automatically an Orchin!
Congrats! You’re super powerful! You have the power of all the elements and with time and practice you will be able to do all of the powers listed above! Orchin's are a combination of all the other element characteristics. You’re adaptable, hardworking, kind, passionate and clever!
Make sure you let me know what kind of Elemental you are! Thanks for taking my quiz! Until next time!
What's Next for Alessia Dickson?
Hello everyone! Welcome back to another blog post! This week I’m going to be giving you guys a quick update on what I am doing currently!
So The Crystal Chronicles book 1 was released on February 9th 2016. The Crystal Chronicles is a five book series so there will be four more after my first one. Each book represents an element and the four main characters will have to hunt for a magic crystal in the element it represents. For example the setting of my next books are:
Book one: Arizona/Nevada - U.S.A
Book Two (Earth Crystal): Manaus - Brazil
Book Three (Water Crystal): Bermuda Triangle
Book four (Fire Crystal): Pompeii - Italy
Book five( Air Crystal): Asia - Mount Everest
Each book will hopefully be released every year and a half if all goes well! TCC book 2 should be out sometime in 2017. I am currently working on the second one!
During the 2016/2017 school year I am visiting elementary and secondary schools in the York Region area giving presentations on writing and my experiences as a teen author. Check out some of the schools I’ve been to over on my press/media page!
Currently my book’s popularity is growing, and the word about me is spreading internationally. I am looking into getting an audio book done, a comic book, and getting it translated into different languages. Stay tuned for updates on all of that!
I am also hosting future book signings at Chapters/Indigo. I held one at Chapters at the Woodbridge location on October 29th and it turned out great!
As for social media and such I will be hosting future giveaways on my GoodReads page so make sure you check it out! I’m also starting a Youtube channel with tons of future content about writing, publishing lifestyle and more! My channel name is AlessiaDickson, so feel free to subscribe early on!
A quick thank you to everyone whose supported me this far. I never could’ve dreamed my book journey would’ve turned out like this! Amazing staff and students always welcome me into their schools and I’m so grateful for it! I love each and every one of you! I’m so excited for you to see what’s new that’s coming in the near future!
Until next time,
Rough Character Sketches!!
Hello everybody! Welcome back to another blog post. I'm very excited to announce I am working with a wonderful artist, who is in the process of designing official character sketches for The Crystal Chronicles. The official designs will include six main characters:
For now, the sketches below are very rough. The images are also scanned so that's why they're small. I thought I'd at least put it out here because a lot of people have been asking me! So if you just couldn't wait, zoom in below to meet my six awesome characters!! Official ones will be coming soon guys!
17 Things I've Learned in 17 Years!
Hello everyone! Welcome back to another blog post. This week I thought it would be nice to take a break from writing and talk about some other stuff. And that’s kind of what I’m going to do... just talk about some random stuff! Hope you enjoy the change of pace! Hey, maybe you could learn some life lessons from me!
And always remember your life is a story, so you should make yours a bestseller.
About the Author
Alessia Dickson is the author of The Crystal Chronicles series. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she is hard at work on her next book.