Your Daily Writing Prompt
This week, we are working on character development. Each Sunday, we start on a new prompt theme for the week. Read our opening post for this week’s prompts here.
Our society is addicted to news and television, movies, and YouTube. Why do you think that is? Because we like to feel like we live in a shithole? No. Well, I don’t know. Maybe for some. But for most, whether they realize it or not, it’s because we like stories.
Because we like stories where the downtrodden overcome.
Because we like hero’s journeys.
Because we like it when the good guy kicks some bad guy ass.
But we also like it when a character learns a little something about themselves, even if they learn that they will never, ever change.
To change or not to change, that is today’s question.
Fiction Writers: Think about a character you are working on, or invent a new character. Write about what your character will learn about her or himself by the end of their story. Why is it important for your character to learn that lesson? How does it relate to the theme of your story?
Memoir Writers: When writing a memoir, you write about a journey of growth that you’ve experienced. You start out thinking one way, and you end up thinking differently. Write about what you learned about yourself, about what the impetus was for writing the story of this particular aspect of your life. Why is it an important story to tell? And no, the answer is NOT, ‘it’s not important’ and then spending the next two hours considering jumping off a bridge.
You can post your daily writing exercises in the comments section of the blog post if you’d like or you can post on our Facebook group. Or you can keep them to yourself. It’s all fine with me.
Go forth and write,
- You can write about yourself or apply these prompts to your character.
- It’s okay to change personal pronouns (he to she or she to I, etc.)
- You don’t have to follow the prompt exactly; it’s more important that you get words on the page today.
- You can get these daily writing prompts a couple of different ways: