Who Are These Characters?

I think it’s hard for adults to write from a child’s perspective. But that’s the challenge of today’s prompt. Who are these characters? My point of view character is the little boy. “Give me big smiles.” Sarah is really nice. Just as nice as Daddy said she was. I grin big as me and Tina… Continue Reading →

What’s the Story Behind This Expression?

For the character prompt today, I’d love to hear your ideas for the story behind this expression. I imagine that this man has worked hard his whole life. Maybe a fisherman or a farmer. He looks wary and suspicious. For many years, he’s carried a secret. He’s listening to a conversation and is worried that… Continue Reading →

Prompts for NaNoWriMo

I have character prompts for NaNoWriMo today! For me to build a character, I usually have to find a face, a face that intrigues me and suggests a certain kind of personality. I went through Pixabay, looked at portraits, and selected some to share here. If you are stuck for a character during NaNoWriMo, check… Continue Reading →

When a Character Turns into a Problem Child

When a character turns into a problem child, a writer wants to administer a serious time-out session. I ran into this frustration while writing my YA mystery. My main character Rae belongs to an extensive, extended family. I decided to give her father an older sister, a younger sister, and a younger brother. The dad… Continue Reading →

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