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Exercise #965

Exercise #965: Self Knowledge
Posted 10/21/22

Today's exercise comes from Steven.

For today's exercise, think of yourself twenty years ago. Who were you then versus who you are today? What changed? Does age really bring wisdom? If you could, what advice would you give your past self?

As always, you may choose to show a character answering this exercise instead.

Critiquers, you might try answering these questions for critiquing the piece:
     * Did you catch any spelling errors or other standard proofreading items? If so, note them for the author.
     * Could you relate to this piece? Why or why not?

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line:
             SUB: Exercise #965/yourname

Why this is a self-knowledge exercise: By looking at ourselves, the people we probably know best, we can inform our writing in character development, even if the character is a mirror image. Hopefully we will also find we have grown in some way beyond the calendar.

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