Saturday, July 25, 2009

100 Days to More Brilliant Writing: Week #6

Monday, July 27-Sunday, August 1, 2009 * Days #26-#30

Choose one of your characters, preferably one you need to develop. Take 15 minutes in a quiet setting to sit down with your character and interview her/him. You may do this however you best can: writing everything down cold, thinking through the interview and jotting down notes, speaking aloud in the voice of your character (you may get strange looks from other people if you do this in a public place), etc. Be sure to ask her/him important questions (such as goals, desires, and fears) which will deepen your novel and further plot development; but don't forget to ask silly questions too!

Then, post either part of the interview, or what your most startling discovery was. Don't forget to post your points!

Successfully complete this prompt and you earn the rank of Journalist. (Add this to your previous titles of: 1. Copycat, 2. Wordsmith, 3. Adaptor of Film, 4. Mad Fish, 5. Shrinking Adverb.)


LucindaF said...

I don't think I'm going to keep track of points.

But hold on, soon I will post my character interview. I need to interview both of Joan's parents. I'm writing a scene with both of them in it right now. (Okay, I was, I'm taking a BREAK. I've been at it for almost 4 hours tonight. I'm entitled to a little blogging.) (That's what I'm telling myself.)

4 hours and 1,000 words. Does anyone else write this slow?

Sail said...

I do.

Slower maybe.

Betty Edit said...

Shoot, I didn't post my points. Well, they were 5.

Sail said...

I think I was at 5 too--missed doing the prompt