Hopefully that gave you time to catch up on prompts and explore your own writing tendencies a bit. I'm hoping I will be able to give more consistent - if not daily - posts from here on out.
Your next assignment, to get your imagination jump-started again, is to create a character. You can do this in a number of ways - write a list, write a paragraph, draw a graphic organizer like a web or diagram. Some people see a name first and branch out from there - others see a face, or a job, or a catchline. An old professor of mine, who has published several well-liked children's books, once woke up with a character practically shoving her way out of his subconscious with the line, in a craggly and determined voice, "That'll do."
When writing a profile of your character (or list, chart, paragraph, etc.) be sure to include the following:
- physical description (hair, face, height, clothes)
- background (think about their childhood, where they came from)
- action (what do they do for work, for fun)
- context (where do they currently live, and among whom)
- personality traits (common emotions, pet peeves, temperament)
- quirks (we all have them. give your character one or two!)