I have to stop for the night with writing, I feel random words are just being typed without much thought or forward thinking as I’d like so rather than waste time going down a dead avenue I will rest and continue tomorrow.
I’ve done nearly 400 words this evening, my character is having a phone call and is about to embark on a new stage in his life, unfortunately there’s going to be a big misunderstanding and I can’t wait to write that!
I might try and add a word count ticker to my blog at some point, just so I can see the total progress in numbers, I think my readers might like to see a running total too, Like if you agree.
Tonight I tried a little exercise suggested from bloggers Uninspired Writers.
The idea is to get you thinking about your protagonist more and included some helpful pointers to ponder whilst writing. It sounds easy enough doesn’t it?
I found it a lot more difficult than expected! however my character isn’t fully developed yet, mostly ideas with a general journey plotted for them so I couldn’t yet go into too much detail. I might even try this again further down the line to see how the letter differs.
Here is what I said, I have kept the name hidden and used his animal type as the replacement name.
Thought’ I’d drop a little inspiration to you as I believe you’re not in a good place currently. It can’t be easy feeling down in the dumps especially living in a village that’s vibrant and full of life at every turn. I hope one day your dreams will come true and that you’ll feel loved and be loved by someone who’ll never leave your side.
I heard that no one gives you the time of day, that must be difficult considering you have a lot of siblings to compete against, I would have thought it’d be easy for you to be amongst people but I guess I’m wrong there, sorry about that!
There is hope for you but you must have confidence in yourself and rise over the fear which battles internally. There is a time for thinking and time for doing and I think you’ve done enough to finally go out into the world and show them what you’ve got. Go get ‘em.
Looking forward to seeing what happens next.
I felt a bit uneasy writing this if I’m honest, I’m no good with personal expression especially when it’s so heart felt. It is a personal exercise but on the plus side the result has given me a lot of questions to ask (and answer), more character development ideas and has actually helped the overall plot line, I can see it clearer in my head and my notes now. So thanks to Uninspired Writers for inspiring! I definitely recommend giving this a go.
Source:An Open Letter to my Protagonist…