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[Writing Prompt] Wanted

You’re back for the second day for writing! Good for you! I’m proud of you.

The Prompt

Today, pick a character (maybe someone from your past, maybe someone you’ve been imagining for years, maybe someone you’ve written about before).

Give that character something to want. It can be as simple as wanting a place to sit down, or as grand as wanting to save the world.

Show us how much they want it, somewhere near the beginning of the story. Make it their guiding principle for every action they take, every word they say throughout the story. See how it shapes everything, and how it frees you from having to explain why they are doing what they are doing, all the time? Nice, eh?

Near the end of the story you’re going to have to decide whether we see your character get what they want, be thwarted, or limp off into the sunset still seeking after it. Show us that scene.

Go!

 

And when you have written your story log in and post your success in The Victory Dance group or simply comment on this post and let the congrats come flying in.

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