Sunday, January 03, 2016

Writing Prompt: The Skill Builder: Regrets. Let's Have a Few

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

This week’s prompt focuses on an exercise designed to work on a particular skill or technique, such as a POV exercise or character builder. Today’s skill:

Writing Character Emotion

Write a scene in which the character (or more than one) regrets something. It can be something he or she's done, said, felt--anything you want. Pay particular attention to the words you use to describe and show the emotion. Play with similes and metaphors and see how they change the feeling of the scene. You could even change the tenor of the regret and edit it so one version comes from shame of doing whatever it was, and another comes from the dismay of getting caught. How does that change how you write the scene?

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