🎨 Your Challenge, Should You Choose to Accept it ...
Choose something your character does in your story that you can try out in real life. Maybe your character bakes a cake, or goes for a walk, or plays a board game. Even if you can't do the exact same thing your character does because you don't have an ability they have, or because the setting is a place you don't have access to, try out one activity that shows up in your book in real life.
- Do the activity and let yourself fully dive into it. Set aside any expectations for what you'll experience or what you'll be able to take away and add to your story.
- After the activity is done, make a list of specific details you noticed. Be specific, and have fun with your descriptive choice of words.
- Maybe you enjoyed the billow of warm air against your cheeks as you opened the oven to slide a knife into the center of your cake to check whether it was done.
- A drama between a tiny, sweater-wearing Chihuahua and a Great Dane may have unfolded as they passed one another, pulling on the ends of their leashes. Movement might have caught your eye, and you might have seen a cat watching from atop a neighbor's fence, her tail twitching smugly.