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Category Archives: developing characters
Here’s a prompt, prompted by discussion at this morning’s writing session Write about a character who has the disorder pica – where a person has an appetite for a non-nutricious substance. Like wool. And if wool doesn’t appeal, here is … Continue reading
Who lives in a house like this?
A painting rather than an a photograph this week. I have this as a postcard and we used it as a prompt this week. Although the idea is to be inspired by the image without needing to know anything about … Continue reading
I was pointed in the direction of this by photographer, Jon Hill, and you can find out more about it here. Something to aspire to. I’d love to create a character that leapt off the page like this.
His name is Dominic. My son is now 11. Love the fact that instead of picking him up, his father took this photograph. If you are looking for emotional truth in writing, try capturing some of the genuine emotion on … Continue reading
A prompt about character maybe? I’m looking at this Japanese mask from the British Museum as a kind of blank canvas. Another cool photograph from Jon Hill
The couple in this photograph, sitting back to back, make a great visual writing prompt. But there’s more to this one. This is a photograph of an art installation in the Saatchi Gallery. You can learn more about it and … Continue reading
Amy Pireck died in a car crash when she was sixteen years old. The boy that was driving didn’t quite walk away – he suffered a broken ankle and bruising to his chest where the air bag exploded between his … Continue reading
Here is a picture of my dead Uncle Albert. Well, no. Not really. The photograph relates to the following writing prompt, provided by Kat. It’s one of our more structured ones and I think it works well. Here goes… Choose … Continue reading
I’ve recently read all three of Gillian Flynn’s novels (Sharp Objects, Dark Places and Gone Girl) and I’d recommend them all. Great plots, nasty characters and some excellent writing. I’ve been particularly struck by the way she paints vivid physical … Continue reading