Model Monday #07: Sports

I have a few ideas for books where sports are important for the plot and setting. So, sports inspire me, right? Right.

Even though I was a ballerina all my life, my parents and my brother have been tennis players all their lives (I played for a few years, but soon realized I liked dancing much more). Tennis was such a big thing in our daily basis that we used to have a tennis court in our house and my father hired the best trainers to come to live with us for a year or so, to train my brother. Unfortunately, for a sudden twist of life, my brother didn’t become a professional tennis player, but now, at 32, he still plays and still win tournaments.

In high school, I played handball for 2 years.

My cousin practiced equestrianism and polo.

My husband practiced judo.

All the males in my family love soccer and play as often as they can.


When I come up with a character, I always give him/her a hobby … dance, singing, playing an instrument, a sport, painting, whatever … they don’t need to be the best in it, I just can’t imagine not having a hobby since I had many while growing up. And I guess having a hobby can give depth to a character, especially if I can weave the hobby with personality, or an issue or a twist on the plot.

Right now, I’m working on a tennis player and a polo player ;)


Tell me, didn’t you ever get emotional watching movies about sports? Be it comedy, romance, drama …

Some examples:

  • Jerry Maguire
  • Driven
  • Invincible
  • A League of Their Own
  • Rocky
  • The Replacements
  • Wimbledon
  • Match Point
  • The Fighter
  • The Blind Side

Overcoming barriers, fighting inner turmoils, finding peace within, falling in love … What else could you ask for a good plot?

*happy sigh*


Eye-candy time!!

As I couldn’t go without, here as some hotties from the sports world ;)


Lleyton Hewitt, Australian – Tennis

Tom Brady, American – American Football

David Beckham, English – Soccer

Kelly Slater, American – Surfing

Cesar Cielo, Brazilian – Swimming

José Théodore, French Canadian – Ice Hockey

Fredrik Ljungberg, Swedish – Soccer

Facundo Pieres, Argentine – Polo


Yummy, right?

Aren’t you inspired now? LOL



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