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Time to Write

John Gardner, in his most excellent book The Art of Fiction, Notes on craft for Young Writers, claims that one of the best ways to learn to write is by doing exercises. He also suggests that “undue cleverness” defeats the purpose, so don’t overthink. Today’s prompt is one of the exercises from his book.

Today’s Prompt

Create two characters for a ghost story. 1. The victim. 2. The ghost. Work out the name, age, background, psychological makeup, physical description, family connection, close friends, appropriate setting, and anything else you deem important.

Have fun!

Tuesday to Friday I will post an inspirational quote and a writing prompt. On Monday there will be a new post in my series, How To Write a Novel: Step By Step. I hope you’ll drop in and check it out.

Until then…

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