Saturday, March 05, 2011

Glimmer Train

Stefanie Freele suggests the following prompt for those of us who are looking for ways to more fully flesh out characters in your fiction. I thought you all might enjoy - especially those of you who teach English and are attempting to help youngsters more fully establish characters in their writing. Click on the title to today's blog to read the entire post in Glimmertrain.

Here is one of my favorite prompts: pretend you have been gifted the day off from life tomorrow. Someone else is going to step in and be you. Your substitute has already been briefed on the basics: your routine, where you work, your schedule, your general lifestyle and responsibilities. He or she will take care of it all. However, your stand-in doesn't know your idiosyncrasies, your quirks, your foibles, your eccentricities. You need to fill the substitute in on the peculiar details: Since you're going to be me tomorrow, you'll need to know the following