March Prompt: Character Building

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March Prompt: Character Building

Postby Sky Alton » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:23 pm

It was slow-going at first, but I was determined to feed us. I stole eggs from nests, caught fish in nets, sometimes managed to shoot a squirrel or rabbit for stew, and gathered the various plants that sprung up beneath my feet. Plants are tricky. Many are edible, but one false mouthful and you’re dead. I checked and double-checked the plants I harvested with my father’s pictures.

From the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This month, I’m thinking about character. Not the fancy synonym for personality but the wonderfully vital people who populate our favourite stories. Take Katniss from The Hunger Games, this Month’s book for discussion over on The Bookshelf. This passage alone tells us a lot about her: she’s practical, stubborn, resourceful, intelligent, meticulous, grounded, hard-bitten and loyal.

So for this months prompt, I’d love it if you could create a person (in 200 words or more). You can either let them introduce themselves (to the reader or someone else, an employer or journalist perhaps) or take Suzanne Collins’ example and try to reveal things about them through their actions or thoughts in a certain situation.

If you’re comfortable sharing, then post below. If not, email your story to us via hol.bookclub @ gmail.com (without the spaces) by the end of the school year.
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