Monday, August 03, 2009
Okay, I did promise no self reflection in the prompts! But you don't need to use it to dig beneath your dirty (or dull) layers ;-) Use it as a way to generate a real, heartfelt list that, with some tweaking, could be used for a character. Start with ten real ones, and then let them flow.
Though some may be weighty or serious, don't let the prompt limit you. I certainly believe with all my heart and soul that Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream would beat any other flavor in a wrestling match on my tongue ;-)
When you're done, look over what you've written. Take some directly, tweak some, get inspired by others to go a different direction then craft a character from the variety.