Monday, August 25, 2008
Writing Exercise: The Mansion of the Soul
This Week’s Writing Exercise (Recommended for Middle School through Adult) Does your house have character? Go online to find a character building worksheet like this one: http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/jun98/lazy2.htm Instead of filling it out for a person, complete the questionnaire for your setting. Some questions won’t work. Others may take a little ingenuity to answer. For instance: “Grandparents” -- How long has the house been in this family? “Habits” -- Does the house creak or leak? Does it get ants every summer? All useful information as you build a realistic setting, or even as you give your fictional house some personality.