I saw this post recently on Melissa @The Bookish Wanderer‘s blog and I absolutely loved the idea. So, although she didn’t tag me personally, she did insinuate that everyone who writes could do this. It’s been a while since I mentioned Arcadia, but (my cousin can attest to that) I am working on it. There’s some problem solving happening and I hope to share more soon. Anyway, I always love a little insight into the characters and this is the perfect chance. So, here’s the All Hallows Write Tag!
- Provide a short description of your story!
There’s been so many posts about Arcadia already and I still haven’t gotten any better at describing it. Where to start? It’s about a couple having to find their way back to each other after some magical beings messed with their lives (aka kidnapped the boyfriend into another world). Getting tangled up in an ancient struggle for power, they have to be careful to not get sucked in too deep before it is too late.
I am working on that pitch. It’s not at all where I want it to be yet. You can check out the first 10+ chapters here if you are interested. They are a much better representation of the story.
- Don’t use the same character for more than 3 answers!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
It’s Halloween night! What is your protagonist dressed up as?
I feel like neither Kasia nor Dyson would wear something scary, but rather something geeky instead. Couples costumes are out of the question though, just because Kasia very much values her independence and is too chaotic to coordinate. So, in the end, I think Kasia would go as Lara Croft and Dyson as Milo from Atlantis, that way they’d both be adventurers at least, even if they were from different stories.
Who in your cast refuses to dress up and shows up at the Halloween party without a costume?
Alaya, for sure! I very much believe she’d think it’s just a stupid human tradition and she’d see absolutely no reason whatsoever to partake in that.
Which character wears the most outrageous costume, and what would it be?
When it comes to style, Georgie likes to change it up the most from the entire cast. Something tells me that she would not hesitate to go all out and have some elaborate period costume for Halloween. She would then proceed to make up an incredibly enchanting and outrageous backstory for her character, without that person ever having existed.
On Halloween, werewolves, vampires, and zombies are on the prowl. Which of your characters gets caught in their clutches, and which creature do they subsequently turn into?
Is it cheating if I say Kasia? Because, you know … the wolf thing … but in all seriousness, that girl is the most likely to get herself into some sort of trouble by accident.
Who wins the contest for best costume?
Again, Georgie! She is a mastermind when it comes to clothes/costumes/disguises/whatever you want to call it.
Who hands out toothbrushes to the trick and treaters?
Hmmm … I want to say that I can’t imagine anyone doing that, but then I thought maybe Findlay would. Not so much as a healthy precaution for the trick and treaters, but rather to get their house a bad reputation and keep unwanted guests from ringing the doorbell. That seems like something he would try to achieve, just because he hates unannounced guests.
Which two of your characters decide to pair up and do an angel/devil costume together?
Georgie might force Findlay to do that with her, but then she would make him the devil even though he is definitely the angel when it comes to the both of them. And again, Georgie would go totally over the top, whereas Findlay’s costume would be super slick and sharp lines, kind of like the Lucifer from the TV show.
Someone is too scared to even attend the Halloween party. Who is it?
Well, if it’s an actually scary party where they watch horror movies or go to a haunted house and prank each other with jump scares – count Kasia out! She does not like to be scared.
Who overdoses on Halloween candy and ends up sick?
As smart of a man as Dyson is, he has an incredible sweet tooth and will definitely go overboard if given the chance.
Which character is most likely to place a curse/hex on someone and who would they curse?
Oh man, when there are actual curses in your story and several cast members are affected … how do I answer this? *cough* Alaya *cough*
I TAG THEE
Whoever of my lovely writer friends wants to do this, you are hereby officially tagged! Have fun!
What did you think of this tag? For those who have read Arcadia so far, do you agree with my choices?