Generate four fictional characters for a possible story and write a paragraph about each one that shows or describes what they are like in the eyes of others, especially those close to them.
Now, write a paragraph for each character that shows what they are really like, and describe why they are unable to show this side of themselves to those close to them.
Review each of the paragraphs for the four characters. What character stands out as the most interesting one you wouldd like to write about, the one you are most compelled to explore further. Can you imagine writing your microfiction story with them as the protagonist?
Now, set a timer for 10 minutes and write a draft of the story. If you want to keep writing after the timer goes off, please do so.
This freewrite will feed into your first assignment in a couple of weeks’ time. When you are completed the writing prompt, please submit/upload your assignment in Canvas to receive a completion mark. There is no grade assigned for this writing exercise but the completion mark does form a part of your overall participation/generative writing mark in the course.