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PostSubject: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:40 am

Hey everyone,

I'm making this post to be a symbol, character development exercise. Every day i will post a new scenario for your character to go though and you have to write a, either detailed or non-detailed, example of what they would do to get through it. {Detailed preferred}

After a while, I'll begin to put family or friends in the scenarios so please tell me ahead of time if they have family or not.

Also, should anyone want a more in depth way of Character Development, please PM me! I have a fun exercise that makes it easy to develop and get to know your character =] I'll gladly help anyone. You'll just have to answer a few questions before we start, but it's not that hard ^^. Feel free to PM me at any time about it!!!

I will start today's scenario in the next post.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:45 am

OK; first scenario of the forum!

{Character Name} is hiding out in a forest. Night is coming quickly and the beings {humans, ghost, demons, whatever goes with your story} are closing in on them. The sound of twigs snapping in the close distance create a sense of enclosure. A rumble of thunder rolls over the sky as a bush near {Character Name} rushes violently. Suddenly ......

You continue the story now! Rewrite this and fill in the blanks please!

I hope this is a good beginning!

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:58 am

Zaera is hiding out in a forest. Night is coming quickly and the beings are closing in on them. The sound of twigs snapping in the close distance create a sense of enclosure. A rumble of thunder rolls over the sky as a bush near Zaera rushes violently.

Suddenly, she sees them, just beyond the bushes. Falling to her knees, she crawled across the ground and peered through the leaves. She watched the beings forms shift in the moonlight, as their hounds raised their noses, searching for her sent. it was only a matter of time . . .



Maybe this thread could be a story thread - i.e. one person starts with a beginning and then next person continues with their own version adding characters (not from a wip) but ones suit the story? We used to do this in drama - it was hilarious and fun! before you know it a T-Rex was thrasing NY or something Laughing What you think?

So the next person picks up directly from where the previous post left off

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:07 am

Hmmmmmm why don't we start a new topic for that ^^ I'll start it now! i think this one should just be for development purposes just so we can all make our characters better ^^

That sound OK with you?

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:24 am

Yup thats grand with me Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:34 am

Ok we'll I'll make mine now ^^

GOthica and Emothica are hiding out in a forest. Night is coming quickly and Omaga's warriors are closing in on them. The sound of twigs snapping in the close distance create a sense of enclosure. A rumble of thunder rolls over the sky as a bush near the twins rushes violently. Suddenly Xirori and Zexlin appear, weapons drawn, and tight sneers across their lips. seeming angered beyond comparison, the twins didn't asked them what was going on.

A shadow moved next to Emothica, it's huge figure frightening. Zexlin struck it with his fire staff. bright, orange flames engulfed the figure, turning it to ash....

The end, for now ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:13 am

Catherine is hiding out in a forest. Night is coming quickly and her opponent is closing in on her. The sound of twigs snapping in the close distance create a sense of enclosure. A rumble of thunder rolls over the sky as a bush near Catherine rushes violently.

She stands in alert while her training goes through her mind. The bush stops moving and as she lets out a breath of relief, Tobias grabs her from behind and throws her up against a tree, holding her in mid-air. "Let go," she yelled at him.

"You're supposed to fight me back remember?" he taunts and laughs. "This is a training exercise."



This is cool. I can keep my characters going when I can't even work on my own stuff. Just a great way to keep my writing up! Thanks Akurei for this. Hopefully I didn't go to long on my response. Does it matter how long the response is?
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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:28 am

Are we allowed to make it first person? If the purpose is to practice characterization, I'll need to be in her voice. You don't need to do the prompts in first person though, I'll just interpret and adapt.

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It’s not enough that I’m lost in a forest, the descent of night fast on my heels—of course not—there just has to be a creep factor, too. And it’s not just the deep ricochet of thunder that’s making me dash through the underbrush like the owl’s next meal, it’s the distinct sound of pursuit—twigs snapping, brush rustling, the pound of feet meeting every quickened beat of my heart.

Just as suddenly as the pursuit began, it stops. Quiet falls on the forest as the last sheen of light dips behind the distant hills. And somehow I just know—It was a nice run, but I’m caught.
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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:55 pm

You can write it in first person if you want ^^

I think i will too for my other novel {my trilogy is in first person} but maybe on the next one ^^

No problem, GobbleGobble, it's just something i do ^^

I actually used to get paid for this but i would always argue and say "I'm just having fun helping you, that's all the payment i need" and this really is fun!

Don't forget; PM me if you want a more detailed helper AND visit the 'Writer's Chronicle's Story' so we can all make a story together ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:02 pm

This is actually a pretty hard exercise. I keep thinking about it. What I posted doesn't sound like my character to me because she doesn't fit into this kind of setting anywhere in my novel. What a challenge. It's interesting!
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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:15 pm

Lapillus wrote:
This is actually a pretty hard exercise. I keep thinking about it. What I posted doesn't sound like my character to me because she doesn't fit into this kind of setting anywhere in my novel. What a challenge. It's interesting!

Thanks, Lipillus ^^

It's meant to be challenging; this way, even if your character doesn't belong here, you can get to know them a little better in case SOMEHOW you decide to make this scenario real in your story! But don't' worry, there will be a new one tomorrow {my time} and maybe that one will be better ^^

Or you could just PM me and i can spend more time with you through scenarios for your story alone ^^

up to you.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:45 am

New post of the day!

It was cold. The darkness outside the window seemed as if it was closing in on {Character Name}. Sitting on {his/her} bed, they could help but sense a feeling of unease.
Something was about to happen.
Looking around the shadowed area that was their room, {Character Name} sighed in distress. They were trapped in their own home.
Suddenly a heavy knock came to the door, loud and rapid. {Character Name} flinched at the sound. Eyeing the door fearfully, they scrambled to the back of their bed, trapping themselves against the wall. The door nob started to turn and the door slowly opened...

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:19 pm

Haha thanks Akurei. >w< Did I provide the inspiration for this topic? XD
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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:23 pm

Kaden was hiding out in a forest. Night was coming quickly and the police were closing in on him. The sound of twigs snapping in the close distance created a sense of enclosure. A rumble of thunder rolled over the sky as a bush near Kaden rushes violently. Suddenly he stood up from his crouched down position behind the bush and ran. Ran away. It was the only thing he knew how to do. Why am I always such a coward? he thought to himself with disgust, his feet stomping down on the ground in a rhythmic pattern.
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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:54 pm

Yes that you did Moon ^^

I like your one for yesterday but do todays too ><
pleassssse ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:17 pm

I'm going I'm going. *huff* I just didn't want to get left behind. I'll do it today, I promise!
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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:29 am

heheh, sorry Moon ^^

I'm going to keep the one from yesterday up because no one did it, so no new one today!

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:33 pm

It was cold. The darkness outside the window seemed as if it was closing in on Violet. Sitting on her bed, she could not help but sense a feeling of unease.

Something was about to happen.

Looking around the shadowed area that was her room, Violet sighed in distress. She was trapped in her own home--if it could even be called that.

Suddenly a heavy knock came to the door, loud and rapid. Violet flinched at the sound. Eying the door fearfully, she scrambled to the back of her bed, trapping herself against the wall. The door knob started to turn and the door slowly opened...

Violet shut her eyes tightly, her body trembling with fright. What do I do? she frantically asked herself, clenching her white bedsheets in her fists.

When the door slammed open, she could not help but gasp.

It was her worst nightmare: Garrett had paid her a visit, yet again.
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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:22 pm

-clap clap clap- i like that Moon!

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:39 pm

If you don't mind, can I make the a scenario? Not yet, because only I did the second one, but when people start doing that one, can I add one? :3 I want to try it.
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