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

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Start writing fiction: characters and stories

1.4.1 Developing a character from your notebook

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Review the notes you’ve collected in your notebook to find a character to develop further.

Activity 1.3 Writing a character sketch

Pick a character. If you’ve collected, in your notebook, details about people you’ve spotted or spoken to during this week, pick one of these characters. Alternatively, you can pick one of the characters from the opening video, Keeping track of useful details.

Write a short character sketch – no more than 200 words – in which you concentrate on appearance and any particular mannerisms you noted.

You will come back to this later so save a copy on your computer or device.

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