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Day 16


Welcome to Day 16 of Hooked on Writing, your free online writing course. This online workbook will help you create a writing habit in 31 days.

Characters in Crisis

Aim:

To create characters facing problems.

How:

  1. Julia is facing the fact that she cannot have children.
  2. Free write or write a poem about it.
  3. Use the ABC method if you are writing a poem, starting:

Julia:

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Example

Julia
Allowed the barren feeling to settle in
Breathing the loss of each cherished dream
Calling the names of the children she’d never have
Etc.

Result:

Free writing and poetry are great ways to tap into unexplored ways of creating characters.

At Night

Use your writing journal here. Write ‘At Night’ at the top of a clean page. Free write or expand on the exercise you’ve completed today. (If you want to buy the downloadable workbook, which includes space for these exercises, you can get it in our store for only $20.)

 

 

‘Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.’ – E.L. Doctorow

Day 17