Winter is Here Write Tag

I’ve taken part in plenty of tags answering the questions as myself, and even one answering the questions as my favourite book character, but I’ve never taken part in a tag answering the questions for my own characters so I’m very excited to get started on this one. I was tagged by Kat at Life and Other Disasters who also created this tag. Thanks so much for the tag Kat, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

Winter is Here Write Tag

Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you but also link back to the original post!
  • Provide a short description of your WIP/story!

I’ve copied this from my NaNoWriMo update post which you can check out here for more info on my WIP. It follows six demigods and after a massacre that killed so many of their kind twenty five years ago they’re struggling with what it means when Astraea, one of those victims, comes back from the dead.

Astraea is searching for vengeance for the fifty-one other demigods killed with her. Ziva is searching for power. Elias loses himself in his curse as he tries to find a way to live with the guilt. Calix struggles to deal with the burden his father’s realm places on him. Theo just wants to help Calix, and Rhian just wants to be left alone and to survive.

  • Don’t use the same character for more than 3 answers!


Which protagonist is most likely to break into Christmas song first?
Bonus: What song?

Theo

He’d start singing along to the first Christmas song that comes on the radio. I don’t think he’s realise he was singing along at first, he’d just be humming under his breath, but when he spotted Calix, Astraea or Elias grinning at him he’d start getting really into it and making it more of a performance.

As for which song he’d try and hit the high notes of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, though he definitely wouldn’t succeed, and he’d try and do both parts of The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York.

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It’s the first snow of the season, who would immediately book a ticket to a hot beach location?

Elias

The second he saw the first snowflake hit the ground he’d be gone, on the first flight out of the country travelling to somewhere where doesn’t exist. He wouldn’t tell anyone he was going though, he’d just drop off the map one day and only return when it was spring again.


Which character believed in Santa (or a mystical equivalent) for the longest time?

Theo

Honestly I can’t imagine any of the characters believing in Santa for too long, but I think Theo would have believed the longest, until Calix told him otherwise one day. He would have then tried to keep the idea alive for Astraea and Elias, but they would have realised the truth before too long as well.


Who is most likely to build a blanket fort and go into hibernation with books, Netflix and tea/hot cocoa/coffee?

Rhian

She’d not want to be bothered by winter and wouldn’t even consider the idea of leaving her blanket fort while it was still cold out. She’d chill out inside with a cup of tea or hot chocolate (Rhian doesn’t drink coffee) and her only concern would be what book she would pick up next.

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Who would be the first to start a snowball fight and then get really competitive about it?

Elias and Astraea

Elias would throw the first snowball, and he’d throw it at his sister when she wasn’t looking, but Astraea would be the one to turn it into an actual fight. When it comes to the most competitive that would definitely be Elias, but he wouldn’t win the snowball fight (that would be Theo).


Who buys their Christmas presents super last minute?

Calix

Ironic considering he’s supposed to be the God of Time but Calix would likely forget it was coming up to December 25th and not realise until the last minute when it would be a mad rush to get presents for everyone. He’d buy good presents, but they wouldn’t get brought until Christmas Eve.


There’s a local snowman competition, who would be the best sculptor? What would they build?

Rhian

It would take a lot to get Rhian outside in order to take part in a snowman competition but once she was there she’d be miles ahead of everyone else, with the exception of Ziva maybe. Rhian is the daughter of the God of the Seas and as snow is simply frozen rain that gives her the edge (to the fury of Ziva). As for what she’d make she’d do something sea related given what her father’s realm is.

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If someone were to organize a Secret Santa event, who would it be?

Ziva

Ziva like being in control, having that role of overseeing and organising everything. It’d also mean that she’d be able to arrange everything so that she got the easiest person to buy a present for (Theo) and that the person who buys the best gifts had her name (anyone but Calix).


Someone refuses to leave the house unless strictly necessary because of the cold. Who is it?

Astraea

When it comes to winter Astraea loves the idea of it – the snow, the fact that it’s Christmas, the atmosphere in general – but she hates the cold. The second the wind bites through her gloves or causes her to lose feeling in her ears, she’d be back indoors where it’s warm.


Who puts style before comfort and would rather freeze in fashionable clothes than be warm but not on trend? 
Bonus: Add a winter aesthetic for the character!

Ziva

She likes to present a certain image to the world, and that is an image of power and control over her surroundings and the world. Ziva wouldn’t let the cold weather, the idea of needing a big warm coat or a fluffy sweater, ruin that image. On the other hand Theo would be the one to find the most obnoxious Christmas jumper he could, and wear it at every opportunity.

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My tags:

And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.

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36 thoughts on “Winter is Here Write Tag

  1. AAAAGHHH thank you so much for tagging me!! And omg I love that aesthetic for Rhian!! I feel like that would ve me, huddling in my blankets, reading a book, and sipping hot chocolate. (I hate coffee as well. 😂)

    And ahahah Ziva seems like such a cool, strong character! (I love her winter aesthetic!) And omggg I’d love to organize a Secret Santa event but I feel like there’d be way too much pressure on me. 😂

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    1. That’s all right, I’ll be looking forwards to seeing your answers for this tag May and what characters you’ll choose for each as well. 😀 Thanks so much, I love creating aesthetics now so its really any excuse, and yeah that would be me as well; huddled in blankets with books and hot chocolate! 🙂
      Thanks again, and yeah I get what you mean, it would be too much pressure for me to. I’m not always the most organised person either which wouldn’t help matters! 🙂

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  2. Hello Beth! I loved learning more about your characters in this tag ❤ I feel that I can relate to Astraea, since I also can't stand the cold. On the other hand, I can also relate to Ziva because I must dress nicely when I do have to go out! It is hard to find clothes that are both warm and stylish :')

    Thank you so much for this tag ❤ This came at the perfect time! I haven't had the chance to work on my WIP at all, so this tag will be a good way for me to ease back into the mindset of writing again! Hope your WIP is going well!

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    1. Hi Sophie! 😀 Oh that’s great to hear, I feel like taking part in this tag gave me the opportunity to learn more about my characters as well. 🙂 Ha, I’m more like Astraea than Ziva, because I hate the cold and I really don’t care about fashion. For me it’s warmth over style every time.
      That’s all right. Oh I’m glad this is a good time for you to take part in this tag, I’ll be looking forwards to seeing your answers for this one for you characters! 😀
      Thanks Sophie, I hope your WIP continues going well too. 🙂 ❤

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      1. That’s great to hear that you learned more about your characters by doing this tag. I actually wrote the post for this tag yesterday (and will be posting it very very soon) and felt the same way as well 🙂 That’s why I think these tags are super fun!
        Pssst I started writing my WIP yesterday and I am loving it so far 🙂

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      2. Ohh, you’re making me really excited to see your answers for this tag Sophie. 🙂 Yeah it’s funny because even though a lot of these scenarios don’t apply to my characters it does give other insights into their personalities and the like.
        Oh yay! That’s amazing, hopefully you’ll continue loving it then. At the moment I am re-planning and re-researching my WIP. 🙂 ❤

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      3. Yes, absolutely! I had no idea who among my characters would organize Secret Santa, but the process of thinking through it helped me understand my characters better as well 🙂

        Good luck with re-planning and re-researching your WIP. I had to do this for my previous WIP as well. Hopefully there won’t have to be too many changes for your novel? All the best with editing and looking forward to hearing updates!

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      4. I haven’t thought about it in much detail but I’m unsure if Christmas is going to be a thing in my WIP (probably not) so none of these questions would ever apply to my characters but it’s more about who would if they had a chance to isn’t it?
        Thanks Sophie, and actually there have been so so so many changes to my novel. It’s going to end up looking like a completely different story but I will post more about that on my blog once I have the planning and researching further out of the way.
        Thanks! 😀

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      5. It sounds like you have quite the task ahead of you in terms of editing your novel! I’ve encountered the same situation with my previous WIP as well, in that there are so many changes in the editing process that I was basically rewriting the story. Have you been editing as you went along in the first draft? Or will you be making these changes in the second draft? Do you like editing so far or do you like the first draft more?
        Looking forward to hearing updates 🙂 🙂

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      6. I have yeah, I think that’s where my first NaNo draft has helped, it’s showed me where I need to do more work in the planning and editing so hopefully draft two will be much better.
        I’ve been editing a little as I went along, I’m kind of a compulsive editor it seems, but for the most part this will essentially be a whole new story when it comes to draft two.
        Does anyone like editing? Personally I don’t mind it but it’s not as fun as I found just plain writing you know?
        Thanks Sophie! 🙂 ❤️

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      7. Yes, I learned a lot during the editing stages as well, such as the importance of planning and research haha :’) It is also funny to find parts in the story where I forgot a character’s name and made up a new one, etc.
        Haha yes, I think I also prefer writing over editing 🙂
        All the best with draft #2!

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      8. Oh I’ve never made up new names for characters halfway through but I have added character whose names I haven’t come up with yet, so there is a lot of UMC and UFC (Unnamed Male/Female Character) in my first draft. Unfrotunately it takes me ages to find the perfect names for everyone which isn’t helped by the fact that I keep adding in characters!
        Thanks Sophie! 😀 ❤

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      9. Lol! That’s awesome that you have UMCs and UFCs in your draft. It makes sense to wait until later to add in names! Usually I would make up names on the spot (“hmm that person sounds like a Chelsea!”)… which is also probably why I end up forgetting what these names are and making up different names the second time around :’) Maybe I will try the UMC/UFC approach 🙂

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      10. I’ve spent so many hours on baby naming sites trying to come up with names for all my characters, and a lot of the time it’s only while I’m writing that I’ll think of the perfect name. UMC and UFC works really well for me. I also add numbers on the end when I have more than one female or male character I need to find names for (at the moment I have about five UMCs and three UFCs)! 😀

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  3. Oh I’m so happy you did this tag, it is such a fun tag and I loved reading your answers. It is pretty clear here how much thought you have given to every single one of your characters and it makes me eager to know more about your story and maybe read it someday 🙂
    Great post! 🙂

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  4. I am so glad you did the tag and I DEFINITELY enjoyed reading your answers. I already feel so much closer to your characters now hahaha no, but for real, I really think it gives you another perspective on characters, even if the scenarios might not be relevant to the story and your story sounds REALLY interesting!
    Also, LOVE the winter aesthetics!

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    1. Well thanks again for tagging me Kat, I really enjoyed taking part in this tag and I’m glad you enjoyed reading my answers as well. Yeah even though these scenarios aren’t relevant to my story it was fun matching the characters to each of them, and it gave me another insight into their personalities as well. 🙂
      Thanks Kat, I love creating aesthetics so any excuse really! 😀

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