Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Quest in Questions

Take a break from routine. Adventure into a writing quest in questions.  

Push into intrigue and creativity. Develop two characters to amuse and amaze you.  Make one similar to yourself. Vary the other.

Name your characters. Write as fast as you can to complete all the questions for each character.  

Then take a breath and write for ten minutes about whatever comes into your mind.

The Quest:

Where or when have you experienced the most contentment?

What are your pet peeves?

Describe your favorite season? 
What living person do you most admire?
If you could be an animal for a day, which one would you choose?

How would you express your motto? 
What is your most favorite characteristic?

What trait do you dislike in yourself?
What trait do you dislike in others?
Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in fiction?
Which fictional characters do you most dislike?
Who are your favorite musicians?

Write out your favorite sounds.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Do you wish for a specific talent?
Detail a favorite meal with tastes, scents and textures.

Do you identify with an historical figure?
What journey would you like to take? 

What is your greatest fear?
Describe your greatest extravagance? 
Write your greatest hope.

What's your finest fantasy?
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your favorite writers?

How do you want others to remember you?

Creative Write:

After you complete your quest and the freewrite, let other ideas percolate, arrange and connect.

Try a dialogue with your characters as they stroll along the beach.  Have them react to the question of "Why are we here?" or another of your choice.

Does a story or poem come to mind?

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