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Saturday, 20 December 2014

12 days of writing: characters

Try twenty minutes to half an hour each day for some lovely, restful creative play with the 12 Days of Writing. If you've just joined in, start your story here. Each day, you get a new prompt to develop it further

Characters: their version of events

Grab an old magazine or a newspaper supplement, and flip through it to find pictures of people for your characters. Pick four - the protagonist, the person they stole from, and any two others you can think of. Tear them out and glue each one onto a double-spread in your notebook.

Next to each character's picture, write their version of events - the events you have so far, from yesterday, and anything you make up on the spur of the moment. Give yourself about 5 minutes for each character.

Tomorrow we'll play with Place. If you want to share what you invent, tweet me @WritersGreenHse. I'd love to hear.

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