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Exercise #514

Exercise #514: Craft
Posted  4/5/13

Characterization is a big part of what we do. If the characters don’t capture your reader’s interest, neither will the story. To help you practice creating believable, interesting characters, try this exercise from our own B Paul Dean.

Two characters meet for the first time. Use any setting and any two characters. The object is to make a reader want to know more about the characters, or their circumstances.

Critiquers, along with the usual grammar, spelling, etc, review, consider these questions:
     * Are you interested in the characters? Why or why not?
     * Was this piece helpful to you as a writer? Why or why not?

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line
       SUB: Exercise #514/yourname

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