Who is your character? What are their interests and preferences?
One of the best ways to get to know your character is to slip into his or her shoes. In this mini-lesson, Naomi will help us imagine life as the characters we’re writing about. Noticing how our characters act and feel in specific situations helps writers see beyond the idea of a person to a living and breathing, believable character.
“HAVE YOU SEEN A TITAN CALLED PROMETHEUS?” he bellowed.
This guy is loud.
“Uh—No?” I lied. After all, what harm could this person do to me?
The man grabbed my throat. His eyes turned a light blue. Then he started glowing. I’m surprised he didn’t slice my head off on the spot.
“DON’T LIE TO ME, BOY! I SAW HIM COME DOWN HERE JUST A MINUTE AGO! WHERE IS HE??” he snapped.
“Why should I tell you?”
“BECAUSE I AM THE KING!”
“Of what land?” I asked.
The man growled.
“Who are you?” I asked.
“I AM ZEUS,” he snapped, “KING OF THE GODS! YOU IRRITATE ME WITH YOUR IGNORANCE. I SHAN’T WASTE MY STRENGTH ON A PUNY CHILD LIKE YOU!”
(2019, Hephaestus Falls by Austin Moon)
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