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Character Tip

Monica Wood offers us a writing tip:

“If your main character is eluding you, have her write a letter to the editor.” What is on her or his mind?

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Character Prompt

Want a new character in your book or story just for fun?  Plan a trip to a store where there is only one cash register. Promise yourself that the first person in line when you walk in will be a character you will develop. What does he/she look like? What kinds of clothes? Hairstyle? Notice shoes, shopping bags, purse, and can you tell what he/she bought? Give him or her a name. Go back to your computer and plug him/her into the story.

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