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Start writing fiction: characters and stories
Start writing fiction: characters and stories

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1.2.1 Keeping track of useful details

Taking note of details of the appearance of people who take your interest should become a habit – people you see on the street, or in other venues.

Write down, in your notebook or journal, any interesting and unusual details that strike you about any of the characters from the following video. (Please note that there is no speech in this video.)

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These notes may help you to create characters you will be imagining and writing about in the weeks to come. They may, at some point, form the basis for a short story.