The Life Choices Write Tag!

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Hello everyone!

It’s about time for another write tag, isn’t it? Thank you Kat @ Life and Other Disasters for creating another fun tag! Be sure to check our her blog and her original post!

Rules

  • 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!
  • This is pretty focused on main characters but don’t hesitate to use several characters for the answers if you want to! (We want to get to know as many of your characters as possible)

The Blurb

The Rules of Shapeshifting:
Don’t get caught.
Don’t get attached.
Don’t (ever) be yourself.

I am a Shapeshifter – a soul without a body or an identity. I can live your life for a day – but at a price.

One day, I meet Charlie: Having transferred to a prestigious high school, she strives for top marks and all-around perfection. But Charlie stumbles through her classes and can’t seem to make any new friends.

Charlie requests a contract with me and I oblige. But what happens when Charlie doesn’t want her life back?

Questions and Answers

PS. The true MC of this novel doesn’t know how she would answer any of these questions because she doesn’t have much experience in the world. However I will be sharing more about the secondary characters in this post!

Where does your main character (MC) live? Were they born there or did they move to that place?

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For Cody, Toronto is home. He was born and raised there, and he can’t imagine living anywhere else. Although he loves travelling, especially hiking in the Rockies and camping beneath the open sky, he is always happy to come home.

Does your MC have a dream career? What (if anything) stops them from pursuing it?

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Ever since she was small, Ruby drew. She knew how to draw before she knew how to write and speak. Even now, even though people say she is a loud-mouth, even though they say she speaks more than she listens, Ruby would prefer the feel of a pencil in her hand than choosing the words to come out of her mouth any day. Ruby dreams of moving to Japan and becoming a manga artist, and nothing will get in her way.

Did any of your characters ever go against their parents/family’s wishes? How did that change their relationship?

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The question is, when did Tammy ever go with her Mom’s wishes? Tammy might as well have been born from a different family. She must be adopted, that would explain why every one of Tammy’s wishes are outlawed in their household: First of all, having a boyfriend. Second of all, having a Youtube channel. And third (and most important) of all, make-up. (Ssssshh, don’t tell Mom.)

If faced with their greatest fear – would your MC try to overcome it or run the other way?

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Charlie is a runner, inside and out. When she is stressed or overwhelmed, she puts on her running shoes and a set of earphones, and runs. When she sheds her school clothes and steps out of her front door, it is like she is leaving her worries behind her. That is what Charlie wishes for her other troubles in life, like her dropping grades in school, or her standoffish classmates. She wants to run from them, permanently.

Did any character have to cut a person out of their life? Why?

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It was the hardest thing Ash had to do. She cut her father out of her life, the father who left her and her mom, the father who comes back every now and then, drunk or drugged, with golden-eyed promises that he would change. Ash despised him and his empty words. How meaningless words could be. She learned from him, more than anyone else, that it is better not to speak.

What is your main character’s biggest regret?

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At a young age, Charlie learned to never underestimate the power of a word, an action, a moment, no matter how mundane it seems, and that the difference between life and death can be a single second. If Charlie had known this, she would go back in time and redo a moment from 14 years ago: Charlie would not have taken the last of her sister Tammy’s favourite Fruit Loops cereal.

Which character is most likely going to help a stranger, even if they got nothing out of it in return?

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Cody would go out of his way to help a stranger. Sure, you won’t get anything out of it, but being rude won’t get you far in life either. Between the two, isn’t it better to be kind?

If your character got good/bad news, who would be the person they first tell?

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People don’t get Ruby. Not her teacher, not her parents, and definitely not her classmates. They probably think that she’s weird, with her dyed hair and anime-blue eyes and her “emo” get-up (“It’s cosplay!” Ruby would shout back.) But Ash does.

Before Ruby met Ash, she was a loner, a weirdo. All it takes is one friend to make school bearable, or even enjoyable. That’s why, of all the people in the world, Ruby trusts no one more than Ash.

BONUS: Make an aesthetic for your MC’s life if there had been no obstacles (money, geographical, etc.) and they had everything they wanted. (It is up to you if you want to explain it or not!)

I’ve been neglecting Seven (the true MC of Shapeshifter). Here is an aesthetic for her:

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I tag these awesome people:

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

Sieran Lane @ Wild and Stormy Mind

Haidan @ Haidan Writes

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As usual: No worries about doing this tag if this isn’t the right time! On the other hand, if you haven’t been tagged but you’re interested in doing this one, consider yourself tagged!

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If you could do anything you want (no obstacles such as time or money or geographical location), what would you do?

30 thoughts on “The Life Choices Write Tag!

  1. Kat Impossible says:

    I love the sound of all of this and would definitely read the story if you ever end up sharing it or releasing it into the world! (I know that’s a scary thing to do) I understand that you couldn’t answer all the questions with your MC, but I really enjoyed getting to know the other characters and I think it was very balanced in that regard. Also, YAY for Toronto!!! Do you think you might write about something set in Vancouver in the future?

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    • Sophie Li says:

      Thank you Kat! I’m so glad that you like the sound of this idea so far 🙂 I know I’ve been talking about posting this story on Wattpad but now I am getting cold feet. It just seems like it needs a lot of editing before anyone can see it lol!
      I love Vancouver which is beginning to feel like home. I definitely want to write a novel in this setting soon 🙂
      Thank you Kat ❤ I really enjoyed doing this tag!!

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      • Kat Impossible says:

        Don’t worry! No one is going to force you to post it, but please know that it really doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, I don’t think any story can ever be perfect anyway, but I am sure that many people out there would love to read some more of it as well. It’s entirely up to you though and I don’t want you to feel pressured.
        I am glad Vancouver feels like home! It’s definitely a second home to me 😀

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      • Sophie Li says:

        Thanks the the encouragement Kat 🙂 I know at some point I’ll just have to stop editing and show my writing to the world haha. It’s a matter of working up the courage to do that. One day 🙂

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  2. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    I’ve got to say based on the concept for your Shapeshifter WIP it must have been hard answering these questions about the main character when your main character can be anyone! 😀 But that aesthetic for Seven is amazing (I almost feel lie it could be an aesthetic for me! Because if I had no obstacles that would be how I would want my life to be in a way).
    Your characters all sound amazing, and you must have learnt a lot about them writing this. Thanks for the tag as well, hopefully I’ll be able to get around to this soon (and actually post it soon as well!) 😀

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    • Sophie Li says:

      Thank you Michael! I might post this story on Wattpad one day but still working up the courage for that lol 🙂
      Being an eternal traveller sounds amazing. You would never be bored moving from place to place with so many things to see and learn!

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  3. Sieran Lane says:

    I can’t wait to meet Seven!! 😁 And it was great to read about your characters’ backstories, family histories, etc. as well.

    Hmm I don’t know if I will have time to do the tag anytime soon, and school will be starting after some weeks. But thanks for the tag! 😀

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  4. Zoie says:

    How dare Charlie take the last of Tammy’s Fruit Loops cereal… she should have known that can damage relationships well into the future! 😂 Anyways, I loved getting to know your WIP’s secondary characters better — it sounds like your characters are already pretty fleshed-out, and that’s awesome. This was also a great post to read before the weekend because it gave me the extra motivation I needed to continue working on my own WIP, so thank you for that 😊 Great post, Sophie!

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  5. Marie says:

    This is such a great tag, I love reading your answers here, Sophie and this makes me even more eager to read this WIP someday, or maybe more snippets soon, who knows! I also love your aesthetic for Seven so, SO much, can’t wait to read more about her and her adventures someday 🙂 I hope the writing is going well! 😀

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    • Sophie Li says:

      Hi Marie!
      Thank you ❤ I am so glad that you enjoyed these answers. I see that you've already done this tag so I will take a look at it soon! I love these tags in general because they help me get to know my characters more and inspire me to write 🙂

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    • Sophie Li says:

      Thank you Dani ❤ it means a lot to hear these encouraging words from you! I am always terrified to share my novels with other people but maybe someday 🙂 thank you and hope your WIP is going well!

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