Hi girls! Guess what! I got tagged! I haven’t done a tag in forever, and the best part is, this one is about my charies! Let’s jump right in!
Rule One: Thank the blogger who tagged you & provide a link to their post. (Thank you Katja! This is the link to her post.)
Rule Two: Answer the inquires, including any ones added by means of rule six.
Rule Three: Always use your own characters. No exception, unless you don’t actually have sibling characters (in which case you need to go write up some) or you don’t write (in which case you need to start ASAP).
Rule Four: Tag three other bloggers.
Rule Five: If you happen to have any siblings who blog, they are automatically tagged & cannot count towards your three.
Rule Six: Add one question or prompt to the list of questions the person before you answered relating to siblings &/or characters. Answer the question, and provide a list of all the questions of that you answered so far.
Rule Seven: Close out the post making a statement glorifying the King of kings.
1 Name the most annoying sibling character in any of your stories (either annoying to you as the author or to any other characters).
I pick Taylor from Playgrounds and Black Markers. She is one of the twin girls that Rose’s family fosters for some time and she’s a pain in the behind.
2. Name the most caring sibling character in any of your stories.
(My stories don’t have a whole lot of consistent siblings by reason of foster care but whatever) I pick Jake Jett’s oldest brother Louis Jett. He’s the ideal older brother model and tried to step in to take care of Jake after their father was killed.
3. Name the most entertaining sibling character in any of your stories.
I always find myself quite entertained by Jazz (or Jasper) in Playgrounds and Black Markers. He is Rose’s baby brother (Alex and Jenni’s biological son)
4. Name a sibling character who was inspired in some way by an actual sibling.
I don’t have a charie like that unfortunately. There’s not a whole lot of sibling relationships in my books, so this is a hard tag. XD
5. Name the largest character family (talking family, not family tree) in any of your stories.
Like I said, not a whole lot of siblings going on. I’m gonna go back into the recesses of my mind and pull out the very first novel I wrote (that we don’t speak about). This novel had a VERY large family. They were the June family and they had eight children in total, varying from age 27 to 6.
6. Provide one to three excerpts from your sibling characters’ dialog from any of your stories. I don’t have anything worth sharing only a piece. Y’all will just have to wait until Playgrounds and Black Markers goes public (Very very soon. Keep an eye out for cover reveal sign ups!)
7. Name three published books which have an amazing portrayal of siblings or family.
Oh I can do this one easy.
Martin Hospitality by Abi Claire
Dawn Chandler by Eliza Noel
Stranded Series by Jeff Probst
BONUS BOOK: The Omega City trilogy by Diana Peterfreund
8. Name another author’s character family that you wouldn’t mind jumping into.
My old friend Penny Wood’s book that she wrote had the best sibling/family relationship I just wanted to gobble them all up.
9. Provide an excerpt of sibling drama or camaraderie from any title (though be sure to credit it).
Not interested in doing this one but thanks. 😀
10. Name two characters from two unrelated books that you feel would make for great literary siblings (whether in terms of getting along, or being a constant head-to-head combat).
Gabriella from “To Steal A Heart” and Phillip Camden from “On Wings of Devotion.”
11. What sibling trope would you like to write in the future?
The “Don’t Split Us Up” has a very realizable trope in my line of writing.
12. Which of your own sibling groups would you love to join?
I would love to live in with the June family.
13. If you could adopt only one of your fictional siblings as your own sibling, who would it be?
Jazz without a question. He’s the best baby brother ever.
14. What fictional character most reminds you of yourself as a sibling?
Oh dear. I don’t think I write myself as a sibling.
15. Have you written any sibling dialogue based on a dialogue you had with your own siblings? If so, share it!
I don’t usually, but there are phrases we use in life involved all over the place in my work.
16. (Questions I make up) What is one lesson from fiction about siblings that you’ve made an active duty of applying in your own sibling relationships?
My sisters and I often stay up late chatting into the night about life. I’d say we’re a good example of the cliche and sappy sister set. XD
That’s it! There’s the end! That was a very long and very hard tag. XD I hope the next three people have it easier. I tag:
Do y’all have siblings? Do you get along? Did you enjoy this tag? Let’s chat in the comments!