So once again, Kat of Lifeandotherdisastors has created one of her awesomely fun writing tags for all of us writers in the blogisphere and she’s tagged me to give it a go! Its called The Milestones Write Tag and basically covers some of the little but important moments in a characters life – it’s a really cool way for both the writer and reader to get to know the characters better!
I currently have 5 chapters to go before my quick draft is done and I’m so excited/nervous!! Soo I thought this tag would be a fun break 🙂
Let’s get into it!
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The Milestones 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!
“18 year old Ava Hale has spent her entire life in Haven, a run-down city ruled by constraint and trying to stay afloat in an unstable world. One night, Ava joins her rowdy and reckless best friend at a post-curfew party outside the safe zone. What starts out as a care-free night quickly turns into a fight for her life when The Guard crashes their party and Ava is arrested.
Taken out to the Wilds and imprisoned in The Compound, a facility that runs brutal experiments on convicts, Ava eyes are opened to a disturbing side of the place she once lived.
When the chance to escape comes though, Ava quickly realizes that her quest to reveal an earth-shattering conspiracy won’t be an easy one. Enemies prove to be not all they seem while those Ava thought she could trust, are entangled in heartbreaking truths.”
- Don’t use just one character for all answers if possible! (We want to get to know as many of your characters as possible)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Can your Main Character (MC) remember their first day of school? Who was with them?
Only vaguely! My MC, Ava, finds the rest of the world fascinating so she loved history but making friends was hard for her.
Which one of your characters would be the first to buy a house or property?(because that’s part of adulting??)
Probably Belle – a girl who is outwardly superficial and materialistic but also very intelligent and clever. She grew up in Haven as wealthy as one could be there so she’s always striving for ‘the best of the best’ and a big house would definitely be icing on her cake. Somehow, Belle always gets what Belle wants.
Does someone in your WIP own a pet?
Rugged hacker Travis has a pitbull named Trish – a mutt he found in his neighborhood hunting for scraps. Everyone in the Rig is hungry but Travis decides to save the pup and she basically becomes his grouchy sidekick.
What was your MCs first job and how did they feel about it?
Everyone kid in Haven grows up training in whatever their parents do – regardless of their own interests. Ava, the MC, was raised by her mom who is a legendary doctor in their city. That, plus the fact that she’s from the nicer half of the neighborhood dubbed the Vale, means that anyone would kill to be in her shoes. Buut since she has zero interest in medicine and hates the elitist attitude in the Vale, most people wrongly peg her as a spoiled brat. Really, she just wants the freedom to travel or study abroad but mainly, she just wants to be allowed to choose her own future.
Does your MC or another character want kids?
Ava is busy for like 99% of the book being a badass lady hellbent on revenge buut she’s always secretly been one of those ‘white-picket-fence and children’ types..however because of the world she lives in, she figures she’ll never be able to. If given the right guy thouugh….
Name a song that reminds one of your characters of heartbreak in their life!
Pretty much any Freddie Dickson song ever xD BUT I’ve also recently loved Florence & the Machines ‘Sky Full of Song‘ for the final chapters of the book.
Has one of your characters lost someone close to them? How did they deal with it?
Lincoln’s (other main MC) parents were murdered when he was young and it’s haunted him for years – it kinda becomes one of the biggest catalysts for who he is and why.
What is an achievement your MC is proud of?
Like I mentioned earlier, Ava grew up really resenting her destiny to be a doctor. But during two incidents involving fatal wounds, she surprises herself by taking charge and trying to save lives. After that, being told she’s ‘just like her mom’ gives her a whole new sense of pride.
BONUS: Make an aesthetic for a special or memorable day in one of your character’s lives! (It’s up to you if you want to explain it or not!)
Even during the apocalypse first dates can be as awkward as they are romantic.
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And that’s about it for me and this tag! Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed answering Kat’s questions – she always comes up with the most creative stuff 🙂
If you’re a writer and are looking to share some if your WIP, feel free to partake – I tag you!!
With that, I’m gunna say goodnight! Until next time –