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Creating Characters: #1


Characters are great beginning points to creating a story, because their life, their virtues, their flaws, their relationships and their opposition can develop into a whole journey for your reader to follow. Pick one of the three characters and write an interior monologue, a day in their shoes or a meeting with one of the other characters in the set. It will really help you to practice and develop characterisation skills.

Share Your Work: 250 words

  • For a challenge, reply below with your response to the picture with a 250 word limit

To download the complete set of prompts and ideas so far, click here: Prompts and Ideas (it’s safe!)

Picture Prompt #2


I think this plays as not only a great starting point for a story, but also as a great writing exercise, especially for characterisation.

How to get going

  • Take a look at this photo, and pick one person as a writing point for your story.
  • Look at the expressions? What emotions do they hold? Does this help with what tone to write in?
  • What are they doing in this crowd? Do they feel comfortable?
  • Do they blend in with the crowd? Are they here alone or with someone.
  • Whose point of view are you going to write it in?

Share Your Work: 250 words

  • For a challenge, reply below with your response to the picture with a 250 word limit

To download the complete set of prompts and ideas so far, click here: Prompts and Ideas (it’s safe!)

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