The Writer’s Tag

I have a whole fat list of topics to do blog posts on, but none of them are sparking joy at the moment, as I’ve recently been very into a certain writing project, and it’s all I really want to work on. However, I still wanted to do a blog post, so I looked up this writer’s tag online and I’ve decided I’m going to answer the questions! I’m excited to share a little bit more about my writing outside of this blog, and hopefully give a little sneak peek into what I’m working on.

  1. What is your favorite genre to write in? Contemporary fiction, usually romance. I also think it would be really cool to write a historical fiction someday!
  2. What book do you think your character would benefit from reading? The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz.
  3. What is your favorite character name? Funnily enough, for someone who loves names as much as I do my characters names kind of chose themselves. I’m not obsessed with any one of their names particularly, but I think all of their names match their personalities very well. I sort of have four main characters in my book (which I know is a lot) and their names are Christopher, Carmen, Gabriela and Celine.
  4. What makes your character feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way? Respect makes him feel loved and the last person who made him feel loved was his mother who he’s very close with.
  5. Who is your favorite character you’ve ever written? From my current book it might be a tie between Christopher Chatwin and Celine Chevalier. They are both kind of bad boy/girl characters with complex pasts and issues and I think those are the most likable characters. Also they are lovers in this story 😉
  6. Favorite tropes to write? Love stories where one person changes the other person for the better (or they both do). I’m a sucker for those kinds of stories!
  7. Which story has your heart and won’t let go? I feel like a lot of them do! The one I’m currently working on has been in the works since about June/July of this year and I haven’t been able to drop it since despite a few periods of doing nothing with it, so I think it’s safe to say it definitely has my heart. It started out as something I did because I was bored at work, but now I’m very committed to getting it all worked out even though it is a quite complicated project.
  8. Favorite relationship between characters you’ve written? I feel like I haven’t written enough to answer some of these! I’d probably have to go with the relationship between Christopher and Carmen because it’s pretty central to the story and also I think it’s really cute.
  9. What books do you want to see more of and what holes need to be filled in the literary world? More wholesome, lovely books written about every day life. I don’t know, I really enjoy old classics and I think more simple books like that written in the modern day world would be really cool. Also, more quality period romances, because most of the ones I’ve read written in the modern day are a bit trashy.
  10. Favorite time periods and settings to work with? Apparently Europe? Most of my current book is set in Europe (Italy, France and Spain primarily) because the characters are from those places and so it sort of just happened, but sometimes I wonder what I’m doing writing in a setting of a place I’ve never been in my life. Like is that a terrible idea? Probably. But I really love writing books set in big cities with cute coffee shops and cafes and subways…I really don’t know what it is. As for time periods, I like to stick with modern because it’s easier and I know I can be accurate, but I would love to write a regency or turn of the century period novel.
  11. When people are done reading your book, what feeling do you want them to come away with? This is SUCH a good question. I would like people to have more compassion for others after reading my book. In it I explore a lot of different types of people, including people who you might look at and dislike or judge because of their life choices, but I would like to remind people that you don’t know the full story of everyone’s life, and that we all deserve a second chance.

I hope you enjoyed this writer’s tag! I always have fun challenging myself to answer difficult questions about things I’m writing. If you are a writer too, let me know in the comments! I would love to hear your story ideas. And if you want to do this writer’s tag too, I would love to read it and get a conversation going ❤

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