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Day 23


Welcome to Day 23 of Hooked on Writing, your free online writing course. This online workbook will help you create a writing habit in 31 days.

Habits

Aim:

Use habits and traits to show character.

How:

  1. Choose an annoying and/or compulsive habit.
  2. Examples
    • Smoking
    • Sniffing
    • Chewing gum
    • Biting nails
    • Clearing throat
  1. Your character, Cecil, has been fired from his job as a
    • Bartender
    • Hairdresser
    • Accountant
    • Partner in a law firm
    • Social media manager
  1. He is trying to give up the annoying habit.
  2. Describe the scene that unfolds after the bad news.

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Result:

Every character has strengths and weaknesses. Show them.

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.)

 

 

‘The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector. This is the writer’s radar and all great writers have had it.’ – Ernest Hemingway

Day 24