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Exercise 3 Results - Character Conflicts

On Tuesday, I asked you to write about conflicts facing your characters.

I gave you one example:

Character Goal: Flynn wants to be a good news reporter. 171 more words

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Writing Exercise - Why Can't Your characters have what they want?

Last week, I asked you to write about your characters and what they want.

Now we’re introducing some conflict and setting things up for the real story. 437 more words

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(Child)Freedom Song

Two weeks ago, inspired by Nick Hornby’s book of essays 31 Songs, I got my writing class to each write down a favourite song. At home I downloaded them all, and then last week I got everyone to write about their songs: what they liked about them, and if they associated the songs with any particular memories. 575 more words

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Exercise 2 Results - What do your characters want?

On Tuesday, I asked about the desires of your characters. I hope you think about the people in your stories and the things they both need and feel like they need. 146 more words

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Writing Exercise - Character Desires

I’m continuing my feature on Characters with these Write, or Else Exercises.

This week, we look at what your characters want.

Exercise 2: What do your characters want? 255 more words

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Exercise 1 Results - Who Are Your Characters?

This Tuesday, I asked a pretty simple question:

Who are your characters?

Exercise 1: Who are your characters?

Here are each of the simple descriptions I came up with, followed by short sentences that tell you where they are at the very start of the story. 164 more words

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Writing Exercise - Who are your characters?

I’m starting a new feature and putting up some quick writing exercises every week.

This month, I focus on Characters.

Exercise 1: Who are your characters? 273 more words

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