Day 51: Day in the Life ~ #wewrite

Spend a day in my shoes! What does our character do for fun? Who does our character like to spend time with? What are the scenes that really drive our character to take action? What is this action? 

“Usually, we combine internal and external conflicts for a richer story. That means we have to understand how our characters approach and resolve conflict.” — Jami Gold, quote from Using Conflict to Understand Our Characters

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Writing Prompts:

(1) The action my character will take… (60) minutes. Writer or character can respond. (Ask of your character every question you would ask about their motivation and intention)

Remove yourself from this exercise. Allow your characters to speak. Allow what wants to be written to find its landing on the page. Surrender to the process. Lean in and trust what wants to be expressed.

Set your timer for the time allotted. Do not lift the pen off of the page. Do not over think. Do not censor or self edit. You are writing from a stream of consciousness. Trust what wants to be written. If you get stuck begin the prompt again… GO!!!

There are things we fear as writers. Certain truths we rather keep hidden. Let’s go there!

The intention for these prompts is to help you flush out your story and look for the scenes you might want to write. Whether we are writing fiction or nonfiction there are moments (the  great stories do this well) where we are called to feel things. Allow us to feel everything. Allow us to see everything. Bring us into this world.

BEGIN!

Joining in on my writing challenge and writers commitment! Here are the TWO rules:

1. Check in for yesterday’s writing each day: How was yesterday? (post if you wrote, didn’t write, got stuck, need some support.) Did you find it challenging to carve in the time to write? If we are honest with ourselves where could we have begun instead of doing…….. (Fill in the blank-leave your response in the comments). Yesterday is done. We are not beating ourselves up. Today we get to begin again.

2. WRITING COMMITMENT

I AM committed to writing everyday!

I AM completely off FB or any form of social media until the days writing is done!

I WILL check in once a day everyday to share that I have met our goal!

If you are writing fiction or nonfiction, choose to write the prompt from whichever POV, or character you choose-i.e. 1st or third person.

Writing Prompts:

(1) The action my character will take… (60) minutes. Writer or character can respond. (Ask of your character every question you would ask about their motivation and intention)

Check in later.

Happy writing!

NOTE TO READERS: I’m so grateful for this community. I’m currently raising money for the TENGO SED “I’m Thirsty” Writers retreat in Costa Rica, I am one of seven writers selected for this amazing opportunity. To make my goal I need to raise $103 everyday until my departure. I have ten days left. Please consider donating and sharing my gofundme campaign. Please spread widely: gofund.me/tbdvdhw4

With love,

Alicia off FB, IG, Tumblr, WordPress – #WEWRITE

Copyright © 2015 by Alicia Anabel Santos

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