Steven Spielberg once said, “I dream for a living.”
Create a character who truly does dream for a living. It could be a realistic or historical character. Or it could be a fantastic, out-of-this-world character. As you develop your character, consider the following questions:
- What is your character’s occupation?
- How does dreaming relate to his or her work?
- Give your character a name?
- Where does he or she live?
- What does he or she love?
- If someone met your character on the street or at a party, describe what he or she might see.
For a bonus exercise: Put your character in a scene that contains action, dialogue, and conflict. Have fun!
When done, share your work with your writing partners. Enjoy the variety of characters you came up with as a group. Compliment one another on the strengths in his or her character description. Identify the details you like or find particularly vivid.
As usual, I invite you to share your writing as a comment. I would love to see the scenes and characters you have created.
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