Themes: everyone's got an opinion
Spread your notebook open at an empty double-page spread, and draw a line horizontally across both pages, so you have four squares. The four characters you have pictures of each get a square for what they believe. Make each character's take on the issue different. You can write this in a few different ways, whichever you fancy:
- just jot down what their belief / stance is on that issue
- write their opinion about it, in their voice, as if they were speaking / writing about it
- jot down a few ideas for scenes which would show them acting out what they believe
- write a snippet of a scene where they act out what they believe
Tomorrow we'll play with Symbols. If you want to share what you invent, tweet me @WritersGreenHse. I'd love to hear.
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