Free Course Hooked On Writing 1

Day One


Welcome to Day 1 of Hooked on Writing, your free online writing course. This online workbook will help you create a writing habit in 31 days.

Fantastical Characters

Aim:

Choose a fantasy character and make them real.

How:

1. Choose one of the following:

  1. Cinderella
  2. Dracula
  3. Jesus
  4. The Easter Bunny
  5. Jack Frost
  6. Superman
  7. The Devil
  8. Vladimir Putin

2. Write a scene showing an ordinary morning in their lives, showing them doing ordinary things. Before you start, answer these questions.

3. Where do they live?

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4. Who do they speak to?

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5. What time do they wake up?

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6. Who do they wake up with?

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7. How do they dress?

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8. What do they eat for breakfast?

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9. Do they like what they see in the mirror?

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10. What do they want to achieve that day?

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11. Do they have a pet? What is it? What is its name?

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12. Hint: Think of grooming, eating – all of those mundane things.

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Result:

Show how the unreal can be made real. Use this to inspire you to create interesting 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.)

 

Day Two

 

 

‘A 360-page novel begins with a single sentence’ – Amanda Patterson

Day Two