Sunday, June 12, 2016

Prompts For Character Development by Darlene Beck Jacobson

Since we are all MG writers, I thought it might be fun to have a few writing prompts geared to developing a middle grade character.  Here goes:

- Your character is 10 years old. 

- Describe his/her reaction to the following:  a new puppy, losing a best friend, being an only child, being the youngest/oldest of twelve children.

- Your character is given $10.00 and told to buy a gift for someone important in her life.  What does she buy and for whom?

- Your character sees a kid in the schoolyard at recess doing something that makes him stop and stare.  What is the kid doing?

- Your character discovers something surprising under her bed. What?

- Your character must choose ten - and only ten -  of his favorite things to pack in a suitcase.  What does he choose and why?


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