Friday, June 6, 2008

Monthly Writing Challenge: June 2008

How times flies. It's 7 days into the month, and I haven't yet posted our writing prompt.

This month's challenge is to pull out those filed away first chapters and reevaluate them. In particular look at your main character and ask:
  • Is she so likeable that we want to go on a journey with her?
  • Is she more intriguing, more driven, and ultimately more daring than ordinary humans and characters?
  • Is she dynamic (able to change)?
  • Is she filled with desires, wants, and motivations, which will drive the action of the book?
After you've analyzed your first chapter, try a revision where you strengthen your main character.

Happy writing!

2 comments:

renee michelle said...

Hey, this really helped out my first two chapters: I completely changed part of my second chapter, so now it puts a lot more of the action/decision-making on the shoulders of the protagonist. Thanks for the suggestion.

My Manuscript Stinks Society said...

I can't wait to post news of your novel's sale.