Here's the latest round-up of posts from my Tumblr blog, where you can find a new post every morning (well, sometimes it's the afternoon). Happy writing!
#212 Two women have been friends for years. One afternoon, one of them says to the other, “I have something to tell you about myself that you may not believe.”
"Of course I’ll believe it, because I know everything about you."
The first woman heaved a sigh. ”You don’t know this. And you may not like me much after I tell you. Because here’s the truth.”
What does she reveal about her backstory?
#213 It’s the morning after the biggest event your main character’s life. (Like winning an Oscar, or a book award, or achieving some other huge goal.) How does he or she feel? Elated? Empty? Exhausted? Hungover?
#214 She felt like she was hanging on by a thread. There was the ______ and the ______, not to mention the __________. And of course, the ___________! Taken together, they all threatened to overwhelm her.
#215 She couldn’t wait for him to leave—but she started missing him as soon as he was gone.
#216 Explore what your characters drinks. Does he pound water all day? Does she always have a Diet Coke at hand? Is he totally against alcohol or an imbiber? Wine or beer or hard liquor? Coffee or tea?
#217 All of a sudden, she became one of the cool kids. Yet her position there was precarious, and nerve wracking. Because one of the things they liked to do was…..
#218 It was the scariest thing he’d ever faced in his life. Every cell in his body told him to run from it. But instead he turned toward it.