The Joyful Tag for Writers

by | 17 April 2018 | Life | 14 comments

I’m dropping in today from in the middle of a mini ‘writing retreat week’ to do a little tag that Hannah Gaudette created a few days ago. The joyful tag for writers! That sounds like a perfect tag for me.

I’m going to be taking my WIP-related answers from A Sprig of Green, since I’m working on edits with that at the moment. And without further ado, let’s dive right into the questions!


1: What would happen if any three of your characters were put in a room together for an extended period of time?

Picking three characters from ASoG is so haaaard (yes. Hard with four ‘a’s. 😉 ) because I have two main characters but then I have to pick one. more.

And only one.

But I’m going to pick Amethyst (the oldest of Michayla’s two step sisters), Gwen Zephyr (a government security officer), and Braden Argo (one of the main characters).

Them in a room, would probably end up with the three of them talking about techo things and they’d just hang out for hours probably. 😛


2: If you had to choose a theme song to represent your current WIP, what would it be?

Probably Heart of Courage (TSfH) because it’s so epic and beautiful and the style of it just fits really well. Plus the title is about courage and that’s one of my main themes.


3: If you could travel to any fictional universe, what would it be and why?

I…can’t choose that. Please. Don’t make me.

Okay, to be honest, I think I’ll go with Middle Earth, so I can see all the different places and meet the hobbits and the elves and all the rest. And hopefully not find a magical ring, because a lot of bother comes with those, or so I’ve heard.


4: If you were stranded on another planet with one of your characters, who would it be and why?

I would want it to be Gwen Zephyr because she’s a smart thinker and practical enough to work out what’s going on.

But with my luck it’d be Michayla and we’d both waltz around the planet having the time of our lives and also having no idea where on earth we were.


5: If you were stranded on another planet with another fictional character—not your own—who would it be and why?

Rey. Yes please and thank you and I hope she’s got the Millennium Falcon with her so we can go exploring but also safely get back to earth if need be. 😛


6: What is your least favourite genre to write in and why?

Picking from the genres that I have actually tried (which rules out things like horror and romance, etc.) I’d have to say…western/contemporary-ish. I attempted it once and we’ll just say that it was a bit odd and quite amusing, but not something I’d want to try again.


7: If you had to live out the role of a fictional character, who would it be?

Since fictional characters all have terrible lives, can I opt out of this?? 😯

Okay, okay. Maybe Beth from the Mission League? I don’t really think there’s many roles I’d be able to fill very well, so I’ll have to stick with that.


8: What is one thing people must know about you?

I tell brilliant jokes. Sometimes.

I’ve done it at least once, anyway. 😉


And that’s the end of the questions! Thanks again, Hannah, for tagging me; it was great fun to do this. I’m going to toss out this tag for everyone because it’s a good fun thing to do.


How is your WIP coming along? Which of your characters would you want to be stranded on a random planet with? Let’s chat!

Jane Maree

Jane Maree

Jane Maree is an Australian writer, adventurer at heart, beloved daughter of the King of Kings, and believer in at least six impossible things before breakfast. Raised on fairy tales, scraped knees, and makeshift swords, she has yet to outgrow any of them. In her day job, Jane teaches music and freelances as an editor, but by night she crafts daring stories of broken heroes overcoming extraordinary odds.


  1. J.A.Penrose

    Cool post!
    Ooooh, I haven’t heard much about a few of those characters, so that would be very interesting. *nodnod*
    And yes, western is not that brilliant of a genre for writing. (At least ,I don’t think so.)
    Loved the post.

    • Jane Maree

      Mwahaha yes, I’m spilling a few more details. *jazz hands*
      My attempt was pretty terrible so… 😛
      Thank you again. ^-^

  2. Jenna

    I love tags! 😀
    I’d probably chose my WIP’s main character, Rin, to be stranded with, since she’s so much braver and smarter than me 😉
    So, anyone can do this tag?

    • Jane Maree

      Yes, they’re a heap of fun. 🙂
      Haha yes that’s honestly probably a very good plan. Bring on the smart characters.

      Absolutely! I don’t want to pick any specific people (so I don’t leave anyone out) so it’s just open for anyone to take. If you want to do it, you could even say I tagged you. 😉

      • Jenna

        ‘Kay, thanks! 😀

        • Jane Maree

          You’re welcome. 😀

  3. Hannah Gaudette

    This is great! I loved reading your answers! Thanks for taking part. 🙂

    • Jane Maree

      Thanks again for tagging me! It was so much fun to do. ^-^

  4. Sarah

    Cool post Jane ^-^

    For survival’s sake I sure wouldn’t want to be stuck on another planet with Brinley… We’d probably just run around screaming for the most part. But hey! If surviving is super easy on this strange planet, then I’d totally want to be stuck with her. xP

    • Jane Maree

      Thanks! 😀

      I can totally imagine you two running around screaming. XD I’ll swing by and pick you up on my way back to earth. 😛

  5. GJE

    I would go to Neverland or Middle Earth for sure!!!!

    • Jane Maree

      Both of those worlds would be so much fun to explore!

  6. Catherine

    Colds and injuries are not very conducive to writing, apparently. Which is why I’ve been very quiet in the cabin as of yet.

    I dearly loved reading this tag (seriously, if you go to Middle Earth please take me and the rest of the cabin with you!)


    • Jane Maree

      Aww no! That’s awful. 🙁 *hugs and wraps you in blankets* I hope you feel better really soon.

      Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. 😀 (Sure will. 😉 )

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