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Day 20


Welcome to Day 20 of Hooked on Writing, your free online writing course. This online workbook will help you create a writing habit in 31 days.

Dear Diary

Aim:

To show the passing of time.

How:

  1. Your character’s name is Kerry.
  2. Kerry has not slept for almost three days.
  3. Kerry writes in a diary about what’s keeping sleep away and how it feels to be that exhausted.

Kerry hears _________________________________
Kerry sees __________________________________
Kerry touches _______________________________
Kerry tastes ________________________________
Kerry smells ________________________________

  1. Pick a genre:

Adventure
Sci-Fi
Romance
Love
Crime

  1. Pick a plot:

Ambition
Revenge
Grief & Loss
Betrayal
The Chase

  1. What does Kerry write in that diary?

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Result:

Draw out the agony that the character is going through as well as showing that time is passing.

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.)

 

 

‘A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.’ – Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades, 1947

Day 21