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Creating the Character

Begin a new story by creating a character. What do they look like? How do they dress? Is there anything unusual about their appearance? Write a scene or story exploring your new character.

Think about the physical attributes of book characters that you can remember—what comes to mind? Harry Potter's scar? Lisbeth Salander's wild hair and piercings? What if a book began with just the idea of what a character should look like?

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Creative Writing Prompt: Creating the Character

Begin a new story by creating a character. What do they look like? How do they dress? Is there anything unusual about their appearance? Write a scene or story exploring your new character.

Post your response (500 words or fewer) in the comments below.

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