Objects and Inference

Hello everyone!

Have you ever heard the expression, “You can tell a lot about a woman by the contents of her purse?” If you look at what someone carries with them or how they decorate their home, you get an idea about their likes, interests, habits, etc.

Try to describe yourself through things. Go through your house and choose eight objects that represent you as a person. You only get to use eight items to portray yourself, so make each one count. See if you can hint at more than one thing about yourself through your selections. (This skill comes in handy with word choice as well.)

Now that you’ve created your own object character bio, ask someone to choose eight items at random. Your challenge for the next two weeks is to create a character based off of the eight things you were given. If this does not resonate with you or if you finish early, you can also try to write a short story that contains all eight objects in a logical way.

Happy writing!

Katie

P.S.

What were you able to infer about me from the eight objects I shared? I’d love to find out! Feel free to post your inferences in the comments section below.

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NaNoWriMo and Beyond

Hello everyone!

Happy National Novel Writing Month!  I was looking around for advice on how to get the most out of NaNoWriMo and found “41 Insider Tips for Winning NaNoWriMo 2017.”

What I love about this article is that it gives advice about post November editing as well as ideas for how to prep for writing your novel and how to meet your NaNoWriMo goals.  A lot of the tips can be applied to novel writing in general, not just to NaNoWriMo.

quoteWhether your goal is to write 50,000 words before December 1st or to strengthen a novel you’re currently editing, I hope you find “41 Insider Tips for Winning NaNoWriMo 2017” to be helpful.

Happy writing!

Katie