Posted in progress, writing

NaNoWriMo – Day 20

230 words tonight.  My protagonist is at a bit of a crossroads currently so it’s all coming along nicely now!

Day 1 – 157

Day 2 – 114

Day 3 – 169

Day 4 – 281

Day 5 – 191

Day 6 – 0

Day 7 – 203

Day 8 – 286

Day 9 – 259

Day 10 – 710

Day 11 – 220

Day 12 – 0

Day 13 – 210

Day 14 – 512

Day 15 – 359

Day 16 – 0

Day 17 – 321

Day 18 – 468

Day 19 – 259

Day 20 – 230

Posted in character, personal

An Open Letter to my Protagonist…

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.

Dear Pig,

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.

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