Writing Prompt: Nobody Is Perfect

By Candace Chatman and Marilyn Friedman

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So You Want To Be A Writer
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You in 1200 Words: Writing and Publishing The Personal Essay
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You in 1200 Words: Writing and Publishing The Personal Essay
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Writing Prompt:  Тhis week’s writing prompt is complements of the lovely and talented Candace Chatman who was our Mountain Retreat manager! Candace says, “1. Pick a person in your life who is a colorful character or a character from your book or screenplay.  2. Make list of three flaws or emotional challenges that he or she has. 3. Pick one. 4. Write a sentence regarding how the flaw could cause a bad event. 5. Spend 10 minutes writing a scene of this bad event, making sure to show the character flaw. Be sure to include one sensory detail (sound, smell, taste, touch). For example, a major flaw of mine is that I am constantly late to things.  I’m going to write a scene in which my tardiness makes me miss the boarding of a cruise ship back home.” 

Write about a character flaw and how it causes something bad to happen.  Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!

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