Usually, I write pieces on this blog based on writing prompts. But thanks to Summer Ross and her Inspiration Blogfest, I’m going to set a writing prompt today and just leave it at that. Feel free to use it on your blog or anywhere else.
PROMPT: Write a letter to your favorite character in your own fiction, and another to a character you think is not convincing and needs more work. Compare the two, which should help you in fleshing out the second character better.
Look forward to reading the prompts from the participants of this blogfest, and if I’m feeling up to it, will post a few pieces in the coming days based on those.
What a terrific idea.
Prompts like this one would really get the imagination the jump start it needs when a character needs pumping up.
How fun! I love writing letters which I think is a shamefully lost practice and this would be a fantastic thing to do to get more ideas about my character. Thanks!
Brenda, I’ve lately started writing letters by hand to penpals, and you’re right, it is a shamefully lost practice. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
Ooooh that’s a really good idea! Thanks for that prompt. I’m big on character interviews, so this fits right in with my sort of getting-to-know my characters strategies…
Tessa, yes it is a variation of that 🙂
That sounds like a good way of making sure the character is as good as they could be! Great prompt.
Thanks! I hope it works for you if you try it.
That’s one way of checking out a character’s credentials! 😉
It is, Francine 🙂
Very interesting prompt. Thanks for sharing it and nice meeting you.
Thanks, MPax. Nice meeting you too.
I’m trying to flesh out my characters right now, so this should be really helpful!
I hope it helps, and thanks for commenting 🙂
I need to try that.
Alex, I hope it works as well for you as it did for me.
Great prompt! thank you so much for participating!
Thanks for organizing the blogfest Summer 🙂
A different prompt and a fun exercise. 🙂
Thanks, Christine, both for the comment and for stopping by my blog.
Interesting idea. Do you do this? Does it work for you?
Yes, Shelley, have done this, and it worked for me. I’ve been into letter-writing lately, and writing letters to characters came naturally.
Now that is a unique prompt!
Thanks, Diane, hope it works for you 🙂