I know I apologized last week for not posting more. And then this week I forgot to post another writing prompt this Wednesday. I have no real excuses. Since I just graduated I'm down visiting my family this week. Plus on Wednesday I was down at our new apartment cleaning the floors and walls and windows preparing for the carpet guys who are coming to install our new carpet on Monday. So there are reasons I didn't post, but the most important one is I simply forgot with everything else going on. I wish my phone would let me have alarms for specific days of the week but my phone is lame. Once I get a new phone, hopefully I'll be better at remembering posts. I promise I'm trying.
I made a list of all the things I want/need to do for my writing. I included my weekly emails and blog posts on that list in the hopes that it would help me to remember. Hopefully once things settle down and we move I'll be less sporadic in my posting.
So to make up for missing this week's writing prompt, I'll be giving you one in this post. I want you to think of your friends or family. Pick one person in your life that you think is interesting or that has a lot of different qualities that make up who they are. Then I want you to list everything you can think of about that person. What are their hobbies or interests (especially interests that you don't share with them), anything that makes them different. You can list physical descriptions too but list other things that make up their personality.
I'm doing my friend Amelia.
1. Dyed Red Hair
3. Zumba teacher
4. Elementary school teacher's assistant
7. Crafts (of every kind)
9. Cooking exotic foods (especially thai)
Once you have your list, take at least 5 things from that list and either add them to a character that needs to be rounded out or create a new character. Giving them interests and hobbies will help them feel more round and dynamic. Plus if you use the characteristics that you don't know too much about, you can always ask your friend or family member to help you understand or get the details right.
I hope this helps someone out there and makes up for missing Wednesday.
Keep on Creating,
K. A. Jairl
K. A. Jairl
My name is Kim and I'm glad you stopped by. This is where I post my triumphs and my downfalls as I fight the good fight of being a writer mom everyday.