Writing Challenges: Inspiration and ideas to spark your creativity every day

Now that you know who your character really is, let's bring it all together by creating a full story. You now have a character who believes something (monologue) and you know a little about the way he/she lives (bedroom) and thinks. Now, try writing the scene at the bus stop as a story. Include some of the character's thoughts and details about the place. Make your story show some conflict and, if you can, some of what your character wants/believes/is passionate about.

You may want to experiment with point of view--telling a story from the first person perspective can be tricky, but it really changes the experience for the reader, compared to third person limited, or third person omniscient.

Return to the main Workshop-Understanding Character page to see all challenges.
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