Sunday, May 20, 2007

IWW Practice Exercise, 5/20/07

Exercise: Details, details, details

Prepared by: Patricia Johnson
Reposted, revised, on: May 20, 2007

Behavior, mannerisms, speech, and dress can all be part of character development.

A character who smells of stale smoke brings a different picture to mind from a character carrying the smell of a hay field. A character on a limited income might carefully count the change given by a cashier. The possibilities are endless.

Do not tell us your character is proud or shy or demanding -- show us.

Exercise: In 300 words or less, write a scene in which you begin to develop a character whom we would recognize if we were to meet at a later time.

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