A New Year Exercise

The turning of a year is often a time for reflection.

So I thought I'd air a brief musing to help - 

I'm fortunate enough to have been invited to do some more teaching of writing in 2017. And one of the courses is going to be on advanced characterisation. 

Here's a simple exercise I plan to include, which works well for writers getting to know their imaginary friends, and for... 

Take your character and consider this - 

What do they hope for from themselves in the coming year?

What do they actually expect?

And what do they most fear from themselves in the year?


Me, I hope for smiles and happiness for us all - wherever they may come to be found, however strangely, and whoever they may be found with.