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POST 6: March 24, 2017

Warm-Ups:

This week let’s try some warm-ups.  What’s a warm-up? It’s an idea starter, a mind jogger, something to help you write when your brain power is slowing down or you just can’t get started.  We’ll try two this week and add more in the following weeks.

Character Sketch:  Write a few paragraphs about a character you want to use in a short story or novel. Who is this person?  Describe this person–looks, hobbies, job, likes/dislikes, life’s goals.  What is keeping this person from obtaining those goals/desires?  Keep writing about this person until you feel you have been friends for years.

Dialogue:  Eavesdrop on a conversation at the office, in the grocery store, at the health club or at a social event, and then recreate that conversation as dialogue for your story.  Write it until it reads like people actually talk to each other.

More warm-ups on their way…

Ha-Ha, Ho-Ho

Recall the last time you laughed out loud.  Write a humorous piece about what prompted the outburst, so you can inspire your readers to laugh as hard as you did.

Character sketch

writingWrite a few paragraphs about a character you want to use in a short story or novel.  Who is this person?  Describe this character—looks, hobbies, job, likes/dislikes. 

What does this character want from life?  Who or what is keeping him/her from obtaining these goals/desires? Keep writing about this person until you feel you have known him/her for years.

Please write your response in the comment area below. The first few will be critiqued. Look for the replies below your comment.

 Happy writing!
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