I’ve been thinking about characters a lot this week ~ how to authors create characters we love? How did Betty Birney think of Humphrey and Og – what inspired her to give them the traits we love? How Ben Guterson think of Winterhouse with Norbridge Falls, Elizabeth Somers, Leona Springer and Freddy Knox – lovers all of words, puzzles, magic and wonder?
Here is a collection of quick write ideas that might inspire you to create fabulous characters. If something tickles your brain, it would be lots of fun to read your writing in a comment, or on your blog.
You find a time machine. Where would you go and why?
Imagine you are a big majesty lion living in a zoo. How do you feel being surround by people all the time? What do you do because of those feelings?
What is a typical day for a mermaid? What happens one day that is extraordinary?
What would you do if you have a triceratops for a pet? How did you get it? How will you keep it?
Your cat gets stuck on the roof. Why? How will you get him down?
A kid (it could be you ~ or not) gets to be invisible for one day. Tell the story of what happens – good or bad.
What would you and your pet talk about, if they could talk?
Other ~ what’s a topic you’d enjoy writing about?
Have fun! Happy Writing!