#WriteFridays Exercise the Third…

This week, I’ve been busy reading and reviewing books for various online groups. There are a few I belong to on Goodreads, and promising a review is a great way to score free books. I was reading my way through one, and something was bothering me. Then, I read this article on differentiating characters, posted by my helpful friend and fellow author, Jim Reader (to whom I just remembered I owe some reviewing comments, oh crap), and realized what was bothering me. Which leads me to this week’s exercise.

Exercise 3: Your characters are having a conversation/discussion/negotiation/argument. Who are they? How are they similar? How are they different? Write a short scene, paying careful attention to differentiating each of the characters through dialogue, actions, and attitudes. For a special bonus – no physical descriptions allowed. Instead, communicate the uniqueness of your characters to the reader using only their actions, dialogues, inner thoughts, etc.

My name is Captain, and you can do the thing! Go you!

My name is Captain, and you can do the thing! Go you!

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2 Responses to #WriteFridays Exercise the Third…

  1. Noel says:

    Dang, TO warned me this week was going to be a tough challenge. Good thing I have nothing but a new cellophane sealed box set of Game of Thrones Season 4 to get in the way.

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