Day Eight


Welcome to Day 8 of Hooked on Writing, your free online writing course. This online workbook will help you create a writing habit in 31 days.

Setting is character

Aim:

To have fun with setting.

How:

1. Pick a character from a magazine or your character box.
2. Name them.
3. Describe them in one of the following settings:

  • The restaurant they wait tables in.
  • Volunteering at the shelter for abused women and children.
  • A bookstore about to go out of business.
  • A children’s pre-school concert.

4. Name the setting.
5, Use the five senses:

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

Show the character by their interaction with the setting. How do they react? What do they perceive? Do they have preconceptions?

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Result:

You should know more about your character by their responses in that setting

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. (If you want to buy the downloadable workbook, which includes space for these exercises, you can get it in our store.)

 

Day Nine

 

 

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. – Gloria Steinem

Day Nine