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Character Sketch

Write a short scene (1 page) that tells us about a character. Tell us details about the person through action or dialogue. Include the following information about the character:

  1. Name
  2. Where they live
  3. What they do for work
  4. Gender
  5. Simple physical description
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Free Write 061617

Friday’s Theme: Aggression

Violence is what comes to mind first. All violence is aggression, but not all aggression is violence. Yet, that is where our minds first go to when we consider this word. Violence is the threat of or use of force that is unsanctioned by the culture. Capital punishment is not violence because it is a legal act, but it is aggressive. Aggression can be overt or suppressed. It can be innate or Continue reading “Free Write 061617”

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Look at something on your desk. Describe it, in every little detail. Now, imagine that it had come to life. What kind of personality would it have? What stories would it have to tell? Write out a character sketch for this item.

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Take a song that you like or find the lyrics interesting. Write the lyrics down. Make sure this is a song you don’t already know the back story of. Listen to the song. Now, write the song’s story.