I typically don’t post Wednesdays anymore buuut I was tagged to do the Valentines Day Write Tag by fellow writer Kat Impossible over at Life and Other Disasters. She also wrote a similar one for the holidays this past Christmas and her questions are so much fun so I was really excited to jump into her new tag. If you’ve never done or seen a write tag before, it basically asks you to summarize the plot of your current manuscript and then gives a series of scenarios/questions – the tough part is choosing a character from your project that best describes that situation! It’s hard but soo much fun and really helps you get to know your characters 🙂
So before I ramble off too long, let’s get into Kat’s tag!
Valentines Day Write Tag!
- Thank the person who tagged you but also link back to the original post! (I want to see all your lovely answers, people!)
- Provide a short description of your WIP/story!
Ava Hale, a girl who has always tried living up to her mothers expectations, is arrested for sneaking out to party outside the quarantine zone one night. As far as she knows, her home in The Capital is as safe as the rules are suffocating and strict – but at least they’re safe from the plague thanks to the guard. However, when Ava is arrested, it’s revealed that the work of the guard has taken a darker turn than anyone in The Capital could have imagined, sacrificing one people to maybe someday find a cure for her own. And now that she’s tossed in with the rest of the ‘delinquents’, Ava’s choices for her future are cut down to two options: be next on the chopping block as a failed lab experiment or find a way to escape and take down this twisted project.
- Don’t use just one character for all answers if possible!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
If there is a couple in your WIP, what are their plans for Valentine’s Day? And if there is no couple in your WIP, is there someone your main character would like to spend Valentine’s Day with?
I’m actually not going to choose my two leads for this questions! Instead, I’m going to go with their two best friends who end up pairing off, Noah and Savannah. Sav is shy and doesn’t like a spotlight on her but Noah would be the type to give one of those big fancy, romantic gestures. He’d probably surprise her on her doorstep with flowers, treat her to a nice dinner and then take her to a bookstore with hot chocolate because she’s a huge bookworm.
Who has no shame about going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day alone?
I think this would have to go to my character Cassandra – she’s Ava’s mom, a hard worker at her hospital and also single. But after the events of the book, I imagine she learns to loosen up and treat herself more. I would totally see her going to a nice pub and buying herself a tasty dinner because she might be striking and intelligent, but she hasn’t needed a man to make her happy in a long, long time.
One of your characters requests a song on the radio for their crush! Which song and for which character would they pick it?
So in my stories world, electricity is really hard to come by, ergo 94.7 hits fm or I<3Radio aren’t really a thing and people don’t carry around Iphones. Linc might not look it but he loves music so he’d probably pick up his guitar and sing something himself for Ava :3 If I had to pick a song for him to cover…it’d have to be…Better by SYML (for swoon-factor) or Chicago by Highly Suspect (not necessarily because it’s romantic, but because I imagine Linc having a voice like Johnny’s and this is the type of music they’d both enjoy).
Is there a character who would organize an Anti-Valentine’s Day party?
Totally Travis Rhyker. He is the king of underground parties and kiiinda the reason my MC, Ava, gets arrested in the first place. He’s charming and any excuse for a party works for him.
What romantic gesture would swoon your main character?
Linc and Ava first started developing feelings for each other on the road, living off the land and sleeping under the stars in the wild. Soo..since Ava isn’t the girly type, I think she’d adore packing a bag and going camping with her man! Kind of a way to rekindle, spend time together in peace and go back to where they first fell in love.
Which character would buy a bunch of red roses and hand them out to strangers on the street, just to make their day?
It would probably be Noah. He loves to make people smile and help those in need whether they’re a friend or a stranger.
What are your main character’s favorite Valentine’s movies? (Note: Valentine’s movies don’t have to be romantic!)
Ava is cheesy, like I said, so she’d probably love a good classic. But she also loves kick-ass female characters and action. So it would probably be a compromise of cheesy romances for her and action-thrillers for Linc.
Who is ready for the February 15th, just to get all the chocolate on sale?
Probably Sav – she would never tell anyone but she’s a sweet tooth with a treat hoarding problem.
Is there a character who never spends Valentine’s Day alone aka always has some sort of date?
Belle hands down! She is gorgeous, flirty and witty annd she knows it perfectly well. She can go from sweet to sarcastic at the turn of a dime, depending who she has her eye on.
Bonus: Create a Valentine’s Day aesthetic for one or several of your characters!
This is for Noah and Sav’s romantic dinner/library date! It’s also kinda inspired by some scenes in the book 🙂
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Ahhh that was so much fun! Kat creates the most imaginative tags. Don’t forget to go check hers out!
Happy valentines everyone and hope you enjoyed this bonus post <3
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