Thanks to Scott Oden I have a kicker of an exercise that should drive me insane but hopefully help when it comes to fleshing out characters and plots and just general ideas and such.
He completed a meme through the eyes of his character Memnon. That got me wondering if that was something that might help when suffering writer's block. A way to get your brain back on track and perhaps find out what is important to your character and the story. I was thinking that perhaps if you used it in a more freewriting manner who knows what your subconscious might blurt out?
The meme simply involves a few very simple questions or statements that really force you to think about the answers...or perhaps it would be better to write down the first thing that pops into your head and then expand a bit on it later. Have to try it out both ways for two different characters and see which I find works better.
I am not:
I am not always:
I'm sure someone has come up with this idea before me, I just wish I had thought of it sooner. If you have done this before or have another exercise that you find helpful then please feel free to comment on it. *G*
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