Chiky tagged me in this, so now I have to do it! The Hallows Tag, a Halloween-themed writer tag!


#1 – Provide a BRIEF description of your novel before starting.
My unnamed novel (I call it SS) follows the story of Madeleine Ashwater, a dysfunctional photographer in a large city in the Pacific Northwest. She’s haunted by her past, and now the haunts are becoming more tangible in that she’s reliving the experiences in vivid dreams. The further into the flashbacks she goes, the worse they become, and before she knows it, it’s 4am and whiskey is her only friend.
#2 – Don’t use the same character for more than 3 answers.
Okay, let’s do this!


It’s Halloween night! What is your protagonist dressed up as?
Madeleine is dressed up as Robert Frank, a famous film photographer. (She can’t drift too far from her enter.)

Who in your cast refuses to dress up and shows up at the Halloween party without a costume?
Perhaps Ramen. She’s too cool for that. (Or maybe too lazy.)

Which character wears the most outrageous costume, and what would it be?
Not outrageous, but Tabitha, Michael, and Julie might all come dressed in matching costumes, which will probably be from a cartoon or anime that Julie is fanatic about at the time (and which she’ll forget about within three days).

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?
Gabriel gets caught since he’s a bit of a slowpoke, and he turns into a werewolf! Julie comes up and pets his nice fur. Gabriel is a very tame, albeit very tense, werewolf.

Who wins the contest for best costume?
Obviously it’ll be Michael. Because Michael loves to go all-out with his costumes. He may be matching with everyone else in his troupe, but he’ll have sewn his for several months beforehand from products he bought all over the US.

Who hands out toothbrushes to the trick and treaters?
Gabriel, of course. Gabriel is a bit too responsible for his own good. He might be handing out toothbrushes, but possibly something else mundane, like a nasty candy for grandmas. Shoot, he might even be dressed as a grandma. He’s a bit old-fashioned.

Which two of your characters decide to pair up and do an angel/devil costume together?
I bet Madeleine would try to convince Gabe to do it and terribly fail. He’s very adamant on being an old person. They compromise and go as an old couple one year.

Someone is too scared to even attend the Halloween party. Who is it?
When they were kids, it would probably be Tabitha. She’s grown out of it, but still has to squeeze Michael’s hand tightly when she wades through the groves of ghouls.

Who overdoses on Halloween candy and ends up sick?
Poor little Julie 😦 She’s a hyper girl and will need to be taken home early. (She never makes it through Halloween night.)

Which character is most likely to place a curse/hex on someone and who would they curse?
Ramen is definitely a perfect fit for this. She would curse anyone who nags her that she’s not wearing a costume. The curse: to never enjoy their favorite candy again.

This tag was so much fun! I tag Sarah Johnson, Jessica Lewis, and Kat Wilde 🙂

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