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This blog has a very specific purpose: it's a place to post prompts for creative writing during the time of the lockdown. Initially it was for the use of my writing group, as we cannot for the time being meet in person - but I want to open it up to anyone who'd like to have a go at creative writing. I very strongly believe that writing is good for you: while you're writing, you're off somewhere else - you've escaped! And that can only be a good thing during lockdown.

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Thursday, 12 May 2022

Characters and emotions

 So this week's task - first, make up a character. We did it in class by answering these questions:

Choose a first name

Then a second name

Character's favourite piece of clothing

Their job

Secret fear

Secret ambition/desire

(In class, we then described the room/house this character lives in - but you don't need to do that.)


Use your character in a story. The other main element is a particular EMOTION, such as pity, love, fear, jealousy, anger - as the main driver for your story, the thing that sets the action off.

Or, if you'd like a change from stories, write about a time in your own life when one of these emotions was dominant.

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