Winter Is Here Write Tag (OUTLIERS Addition)

Hey, everybody! Christmas is almost here, and I believe I owe you a festive post!

I’ve never done a Holiday writing tag before, so I was super excited to find this one!

Thanks to Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner for doing the tag (which inspired me to do it myself!) and thanks to Kat @ Life and Other Disasters for creating the awesome tag!

I haven’t told you guys much about my new WIP, which I feel is long overdue! I’m currently working on Book 2 in the OUTLIERS trilogy (tentatively titled OUTLIERS: DIVISION) and I’m excited to share some details with you!

Here’s some rules to the tag:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you, and also link back to the original post
  2. Provide a short description of your WIP/story
  3. Don’t use the same character for more than 3 answers!

With all that in mind, let’s jump right in!

What is your WIP about again? 

OUTLIERS: DIVISION is the sequel to my novel, OUTLIERS (links for more info at the bottom of the post).

The Takers are here. Renee and the rest of the OUTLIERS are now in a war—grossly outnumbered and with tensions growing in their own group, it’s not one they are sure they can win. The Takers want resources, and they’ll suck Earth baron trying to save the lost cause of Mozaan. 

Two resource control chips left. Two more bloody and costing battles with the Takers in order to save those on Earth. The last battle left them scarred and full of fresh fear. 

But with foragers and hunters beginning to disappear, they might not have long to prepare. And how long do they have before the Takers finally find their Base? 

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

Zach  for sure! Zach is super flirty and outgoing, and would probably be bouncing around and singing Christmas tunes (specifically romantic) before November ended! His favourite Christmas song to sing might be “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, even if he couldn’t hit the notes!

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

This is definitely Xavier! He has an awesome fire ability—but he can’t stand the cold. He feels the cold way worse than everyone else, and he can’t use his powers well if it gets too chilly! He would love a hot vacation and it would energize him!

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

This would likely be Thalia! She isn’t the type to question presents, and most of the other characters wouldn’t have been able to believe for long! Elliot and Renee can read minds, so they are out (not counting if they spoiled it for anyone!), Ariana’s parents were hardly nice enough to give her a Christmas, and both Xavier and Hamisi struggled a lot financially! Thalia had a nice home life, and her ability wouldn’t have spoiled it too much!

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

This sounds like Renee! As a mind-reader, peace and quiet can be hard to come by! She’s not really the partying type—I think just chilling out would be her idea of a great night (not that she ever gets the chance to)!

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

This one would have to either be Damion or Renee—they’d probably be snow battling against each other! As brother and sister they can’t help bugging each other sometimes, and both are stubborn as nails! It would likely be Damion to start things, and it would just go crazy from there!

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Who buys their Christmas presents super last minute?

This is Elliot for sure! He’s a bit too hippy-ish for his own good, and he would be the type to say: “Oh, I’ve got almost whole week until Christmas, it’s fine,” and then be stuck in the shopping scramble!

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

This one might just be Hamisi! While Renee and Xavier are more artistic with paint or pencils, Hamisi takes an edge in competitions like these! Perfectly round snowballs? No problem for him! He can use his telekinesis and be done a perfect snowman, snow hat, coat, and all in five minutes!

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

Probably Ariana! She’s so cheery, and the holidays would be her favourite! She just loves it when everyone is happy,  and this would be the perfect idea for her!

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

This is also Xavier! He’s staying inside as much as possible during winter—but he’ll be out all day in the summer! He’s much happier eating a hot meal and staying away from the freezing outdoors!

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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!

This is SO Ariana! Puffy winter jacket and staticky hat? Not over her dead body! She’ll be rocking whatever fashion she can get her hands on—warmth is only a bonus!

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An Update on OUTLIERS: DIVISION

A lot of people have been asking if I’ve started yet, and how far along I am in the process! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the enthusiasm and excitement from all of you! 🙂

I’ve finished the outline (which all of you know is VERY detailed) and have started the first draft! I’ve had a lot to balance with school, work, and writing, but I manage to get a bit done everyday!

Thanks so much for reading! I love  the enthusiasm I’ve been getting for OUTLIERS and I’m working hard at the second book in the trilogy!

I’ll tag anybody who wants to share in this festive post! I’d love to hear about what you’re all working on!

Which character in OUTLIERS do you relate to the most?

How do you feel about winter?

Let me know in the comments! 😀

WHERE TO BUY OUTLIERS

OUTLIERS Q&A

CHARACTER MEET & GREET

I post new content on Saturdays, so be sure to follow to stay up to date!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🙂

 

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