On Writing, Writing Prompts

Writing Prompt 59

This week’s prompt is an exercise in balance. None of us is 100% “good” or “bad”; we’re some mix of both admirable traits and less desirable ones. With that in mind, list your main character’s three best qualities then their three worst (if you’re writing a memoir, then do this for yourself). Balance is not only crucial in real life but also essential for creating well-rounded characters.

On Writing, Writing Prompts

Writing Prompt 10

For this week’s prompt, interview one of your main characters (or subjects). You can ask typical questions, tough ones, and/or completely off-the-wall queries—it’s entirely up to you. The idea is to get to know that character or subject intimately and this exercise can be helpful both when you’re starting out on a project and when you’re finding yourself stuck. Happy writing!