Monday, April 16, 2007

IWW Practice Exercise, April 15th, 2007

Prepared by: Ruth Douillette
Posted on: Sunday, April 15, 2007

Exercise: I'm Sorry!

Exercise: In fewer than 400 words write a scene in which one character makes an apology to another.

To err is human, and a good apology can go a long way toward soothing ruffled feathers. Apologies can be forced, insincere, and reeking of false repentance, or they can be honest, heartfelt requests for forgiveness.

For this exercise you need two characters, one of whom has been wronged by the other, or feels wronged. Start your story at the point where the apology is about to begin. Show us what the argument is about, but let the reader learn about both characters, their relationship, and the nature of the problem through effective use of dialogue and body language.

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