Saturday, July 12, 2008

Come From Behind

Everyone's a sucker for the underdog in a good story...though it isn't always so in real life because people don't take time to know the underdog. That's an advantage to reading or writing a good story. You gather information from all kinds of sources. You KNOW and care about the character.

Take advantage of the writing tools available and create a story about an underdog. If you're not sure where to begin here are a few ideas. This story can be fiction or non-fiction. Your underdog:

  • Helps someone who has bullied them
  • Comes through in a sporting event (doesn't necessarily mean they are playing the sport)
  • Gets the girl (or guy)
Be sure to show the reader WHY your character is an underdog...don't tell.

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