#WIP Talk: The Life Choices Writing Tag


My current WIP is for a New Year’s anthology. So glad to be writing a short story for once. It follows Clarissa. She had recently ended a relationship with her boyfriend of two years because they both agreed that the relationship had become stale and boring. With New Year’s approaching Clarissa is hoping to find someone new and exciting at a masquerade ball her and her best friend Nichole are attending. Will she find the right someone, or realize she misses her ex?

  • 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)


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

Clarissa lives in Anytown USA


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

Clarissa doesn’t really have a current dream job. She doesn’t care for the job she currently has which is selling insurance over the phone, but she keeps her head up in case she figures out what she wants. Her ex Philip was very encouraging of her finding something she loved.

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

No parents in this story 😊

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

I guess I’d say run away until she had time to analyze it.

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

She tried unsuccessfully to cut her ex Philip out of her life, but she has troubles doing so. He feels the same way about her. They have now boiled down to friends with benefits.

What is your main character’s biggest regret?

Not being able to move on and cut Philip out of her life completely.

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

Probably Philip? He’s a nice guy.

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

Clarissa would definitely tell her bff Nichole any news, she always does.

BONUS: Make an aesthetic for your MCs 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!)


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