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The Naughty List – Holiday Writing Tag

Helloooo Everybody. As Jenna Moreci, the creator of this list would say.

I was feeling in the holiday spirit and I am a sucker for writing tags. I love this tag, it’s so fun and I would love to see yours so don’t forget to use #thenaughtylist if you share on social media!

THE RULES:

1) Provide a brief description of your novel before beginning. NO MORE THAN 5 SENTENCES.

Hello, Darkness follows Charley Beckett on her journey to find who or what murdered her parents. Charley has been told her whole life that she’s insane, but as she digs deeper into the mystery, she finds the monsters are more real than anyone could have imagined and the same vampire that killed her parents, has his sights on her. As he creeps ever closer, she must uncover who he is before he catches her.

2) If your cast is fewer than 15 characters, you can’t use the same name more thantwice. If your cast is larger than 15 characters, you can’t use the same name more than once.

 THE QUESTIONS:

#1 Which character is SO into the holidays, they nearly cause a street-wide power outage from all their Christmas lights?

Alma. She’s all about making things happy and “normal” after all the stuff Charley and her have been through in the past. So, she would be over the top for sure.

#2 Which character attends the office new years party with ONE date…and goes home with someone else?

Julian. He’s a ladies man and he loves a good party.

#3 Which character is more than happy to steal Hanukkah gelt from poor, unsuspecting children? [Note: Hanukkah gelt = chocolate coins]

Joe. He probably suspects they are some sort of mystical item for his shop.

#4 Fill in the blanks: I saw ____[character]____ doing a whole lot more than ____[verb]____-ing Santa Claus. They were full on ____[action]____.

I saw Breccan doing a whole lot more than helping Santa Claus. They were full on punishing the naughty list.

Breccan’s a cop and he’s pretty pissed off at the vampires.

#5 One of your characters decides to pregame before church and passes out in the middle of the Christmas service. Which character is it?

Gabby. 

#6 Which character hasn’t been seen since winter began because they refuse to deal with the snow?
Selene. I’d never thought of her preference towards winter but this just seems like her. However, when she does come out, she’ll look damn good.

#7 Which character completely forgot about the holidays and ends up regifting to everyone?

Charley. I mean, she literally forgot her own birthday…

#8 Which character has such crappy luck, they only discover their potato allergy after pigging out on latkes?

Detective Montgomery.

#9 The Krampus has arrived to punish your very bad characters. Which character is kinda into it?

Lace. Just because, Lace.

#10 One of your characters should be on the naughty list, but has convinced Santa to clear their name. Which character is it, and what was their means of persuasion?

Victor. He is very charming when he wants to be.

TAG YOU’RE IT! Here’s your copy.

THE RULES:

1) Provide a brief description of your novel before beginning. NO MORE THAN 5 SENTENCES.

2) If your cast is fewer than 15 characters, you can’t use the same name more thantwice. If your cast is larger than 15 characters, you can’t use the same name more than once.

 THE QUESTIONS:

#1 Which character is SO into the holidays, they nearly cause a street-wide power outage from all their Christmas lights?

#2 Which character attends the office new years party with ONE date…and goes home with someone else?

#3 Which character is more than happy to steal Hanukkah gelt from poor, unsuspecting children? [Note: Hanukkah gelt = chocolate coins]

#4 Fill in the blanks: I saw ____[character]____ doing a whole lot more than ____[verb]____-ing Santa Claus. They were full on ____[action]____.

#5 One of your characters decides to pregame before church and passes out in the middle of the Christmas service. Which character is it?

#6 Which character hasn’t been seen since winter began because they refuse to deal with the snow?

#7 Which character completely forgot about the holidays and ends up regifting to everyone?

#8 Which character has such crappy luck, they only discover their potato allergy after pigging out on latkes?

#9 The Krampus has arrived to punish your very bad characters. Which character is kinda into it?

#10 One of your characters should be on the naughty list, but has convinced Santa to clear their name. Which character is it, and what was their means of persuasion?

I hope you have a wonderful week and as always if you have anything you would like me to talk about in a future blog tweet me @shauna_philp.

Thank you for stopping in. I hope you enjoyed this writing tag and if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged. Leave me a comment below with yours (or drop a link) I would love to check them out!

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