Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wouldn't Be Caught?


Wendy Miller's recent post at All in a Day's Thought 
shared a short exercise using this phrase:
"Wouldn't be Caught..."

Wendy was using it for her novel's MC and asked readers to share their thoughts. I thought it provided great food for thought for character development. I bookmarked the post for use with my teen writing students. I think it will be a great writing stretcher with potential as a prompt, too.

Check it out and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear where it takes you!

Blessings and Happy Writing:)

10 comments :

  1. I read Wendy's blog but somehow missed that. Thanks for pointing it out. :-)

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  2. Hi Jessica,
    You are welcome. I thought it was a great idea and such an interesting exercise! Thanks so much for stopping:)
    Blessings!

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  3. Graet excersize in knowing our characters better! Now--did I spell that word correctly??

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  4. Terri,
    It is a great way to get to know our characters better, and try some character traits on them to see if we like them or not.
    Blessings!

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  5. Hi Karen -

    I'll have to try this with my main character in Book 3. She's opinionated, and I'm sure she'd have plenty of things she'd never do.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  6. Susan,
    I thought you might like this for her. I'm thinking there are some other characters we might like to try:)
    Blessings!

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  7. I remember this post from Wendy, it was a lot of fun. I learned a lot about my character.

    Now if I can only remember what my answers for her were?!

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  8. Tamika,
    This was a good post. I don't know if I can remember my answers either! I need to go back and check:)
    Blessings!

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  9. I loved this exercise. Wendy is so creative! Thanks for directing me to it again.

    I think your teens will love it, Karen!

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  10. Jeanette,
    Wendy IS creative! And yes, I think that my students will enjoy it.
    Blessings!

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your input. Have a blessed day!