What’s your favorite resource for character development? It could be a book, a blog, podcast or worksheet, etc.?
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It’s been six months since our 2020 Write by Midnight challenge concluded. Chances are your writing goals have changed since February, maybe even more than they normally would by this time of year as the world navigates life amid a global pandemic. Now is a good time to evaluate your progress, update what you want to accomplish and set new benchmarks to help you reach your revamped goals. As always, keep them realistic, but don’t be afraid to push the envelope. Remember to build accountability into your writing schedule. Tell a partner, a writing friend or the Twitterverse what you plan to achieve in the next six months, and share it with us here, as well.
As you go about your week, whenever you’re in a new place or environment, spend a few minutes thinking about how your character would react to that errand or setting. A child would view a trip to the grocery store differently than an adult would. A person with a limited budget would react to the shopping experience differently than a person with a lot of money in the bank. How can you see your everyday tasks through the eyes of your characters?
What’s your favorite sad book? Why did you like it?
What is your ideal writing schedule and environment? What do you think would really help you get your writing done? Now look at the real world. What are some steps you could take to get your real world writing life closer to your ideal writing life? Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, think about what you can do.