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Day 27


Welcome to Day 27 of Hooked on Writing, your free online writing course. This online workbook will help you create a writing habit in 31 days.

Before I Die

Aim:

To give characters something to strive for and to show weaknesses, dreams, and ambitions.

How:

  1. Write down 10 things you want to do before you die.

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  1. Have you done them? Why not? Are you going to?
  2. Take a character from the box. Repeat the exercise for the character. Include three of your dreams in their list.
  3. Your character is dying.

They hear _______________________________
They see ________________________________
They touch ______________________________
They taste _______________________________
They smell ______________________________

  1. They write a letter to the love of their life. What do they say?

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Result:

At least one strong emotion should come out of this exercise. It would be the emotion that defines the essence of the character.

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.)

 

 

 

‘Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader–not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.’ – E.L. Doctorow

Day 28