Here’s a prompt from Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem Travel:
. . . there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.
Create a character who cannot wait to leave their town. Why do they want to leave? What or whom will they leave behind? Will the decision to start anew prove to be a good one?
Robin Stein writes fiction and memoir in Newton, MA. Her inspiration comes from music, family and nature. For information on her children’s book, My Two Cities, and her workshops, please visit robinsteincreative.com.
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7 thoughts on “Day 17 – Robin Stein Helps Your Character Escape”
My story features a character from my work-in-progress trying to leave home to do her ballet exam. She hates living with her grandma, and tries so hard to be independent, but life is not kind to her.
In the mountains of Portugal a monastery offered blessings to local villagers in exchange for one of their sons. A desperate family with a cloud hanging over them reluctantly sought a blessing in exchange for their youngest son. The boy once in monastic care discovered that worrying things were happening inside this reclusive community and he was determined to find a way to expose it. Unfortunately he was found out and things did not end happily.
I finished and it’s not even 6 PM?!
What will I do with all that extra time?
Sleep. Definitely sleep…
Sleep is always a great option!
Here are my reflections about today’s writing…
Caught up over the weekend, including making a full-length (c. a thousand word) work of the six-word’ story. For the longing to move out and travel, I turned autobiographical. I found a rich set of experiences that came near enough the prompt. See https://www.facebook.com/IntuitionIntellectReport