I made my list of quirky character traits for Day 9 after writing in my dream journal and felt utterly uninspired to turn my traits into actual characaters.
Or maybe just resistant. I hadn’t attempted fiction in ages. Or maybe I just wasn’t ready…
Who am I to judge myself? Or anyone, for that matter.
A day later, I looked over my list. Twice. Maybe I’ll start with a character who sings off key. Only when I imagined my character she sang in a beautiful, haunting voice. Then I remembered another trait from my list—communicating with fairies. After that, my sprightly story wrote itself.
List some quirky character traits. Then pick a few for your character(s) and start playing.
Share a snippet or share something about your experience, as I did.
Remember, we’re just playing in our journals, no need to polish anything you share. This is just for FUN, to get our writing muscles working, to cultivate a sense of play and to experience writing in a supportive community.
Of course, if and when you stumble upon delight…that’s a gift, too.