Today’s writing exercise. The first of two actually.
Still over it. Click the Gaudeamus cat after the read, or now if you aren’t interested in it.
The exercise ->
CAPTURE YOUR MAIN CHARACTER’S VOICE:
Simply detail the drama and world of your story from your main character’s perspective using their words. e.g. if your MC is a child, use childlike expressions. If your MC is from the country, capture their colloquial expressions.
Now, come up with a character, give them a name, an occupation, a relationship status and an age. Close your eyes, take three to five breaths.
Imagine your character has just woken up. They open their eyes and see a person they fear most standing over them.
Get in touch with the emotion your character is experiencing, feel it in every cell of your body. Allow an image to form in your imagination. Breathe it in. Listen for the sounds. Feel the physical sensations. See it clearly in your mind’s eye.
Write by hand, for six to eight minutes describing what happens after the character wakes up. Let the scene unfold by keeping the pen moving, capturing first thoughts and letting yourself write junk.
We highly recommend you listen to Kathleen taking you through a guided short meditation – Writing a Scene Podcast – to focus your imagination and help you “see and feel” the scene.
Week Two – Fear
Thu Mar 19th 2015 at 02:50pm