This week all the prompts are going to focus on Character. Here’s the first:
REWRITE A CHARACTER FROM YOUR PAST
Pick a character, a real person, from your past. Put them into a story. Be as kind or as cruel as you like (you might want to change their name…)
Use a real character.
8 thoughts on “[Prompt] May 8 – Character From Your Past”
Isn’t it funny how, the more you write, the more stories clamor to be told?
Eighth story down. I still can’t believe I have so many stories in me. This one was about an unfriendly neighbor when I was abut 5 who wouldn’t let my brother and me ride our tricycles on her sidewalk. In the story she was won over by a plate of chocolate chip cookies. Who could refuse such a treat?
That’s funny – I wrote about my neighbor when I was growing up too!
I’m gonna love this one =D
I bet your character’s going to jump off the page!
It’s funny that your prompts will be focusing on characters this week – I was just thinking today that I need to write more dynamic characters.
Pulling one from my past turned out to be more challenging than I thought. I narrowed the choice down to two particular people who are real characters in my mind and had real influence on me in one way or another. I really enjoyed breaking that person down in a character sketch tonight and examining their strengths and weaknesses.
Then I went to another prompt generator to get an idea of what to DO with my character. I think I found the perfect thing for him, and I’m pretty excited. Thanks for the prompts, Julie. I always learn something or find some inspiration from them. 🙂
Alexis, thanks for your idea of using different prompt generators for different aspects of the story. It really helps when you are stuck.
Thanks, Alexis. That inspires me to keep posting!