Thursday, April 24, 2008


I had recurring nightmares as a child. They opened a window to my fears. One placed me in danger. A burning forest on one side and a pride of lions coming at me from the other. I had a choice to make. Which way to run.

When developing a character, if they are realistic, they too will have fears. Take one of your childhood nightmares and write it out. Expand it by taking yourself out of it and creating a character to take your place. What do they see, smell and feel?

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