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Rubbish to Published: Creating characters – Writing Stream Recap

Last stream we continued our Rubbish to Published series, where we start from absolutely nothing and create something “publishable.”

We picked out our audience and genre in the previous stream, so this time we took the next step: creating our characters.

To do this, we created character profiles. For the three main characters in our story, we asked each of them the same questions (“What is their physical appearance?” “What are their strengths/weaknesses?” “What do they desire/fear?” and more).

You can see the profiles we can up with here:

Click here to see the text writeup of creating characters.

Even though we only asked each of the three characters the same six questions, we ended up with some amazingly fleshed-out ideas. If you’re at all a fan of the young adult genre, then you should check out what we created. You’re guaranteed to get a laugh.

I have a feeling that our young adult fantasy/dystopia comedy is on the right track.

After that we moved on to today’s prompt, and chat voted for this one submitted by TheMuffinWriter: “You’re a normal human running a daycare for children of the fae and other supernatural creatures. Chronicle your daily struggles.”

There were a lot of ways to take this, and as usual chat was on fire with suggestions. We spiraled around writing this one, starting at the beginning, then jumping to the end, and then working back to the middle. I’m super proud of what we came up with.

You can read our story here.

If you want to join us and help write a story by trolling in chat, or share your own writing for feedback, then we’d love to have you. We stream on Twitch every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7:30pm-9:30pm (U.S. Eastern Standard Time).

And you missed the stream, you can still watch Rubbish to Published or the writing prompts on YouTube, or watch the full stream on rerun until Twitch deletes it.

Hope to see you next time, friend!

Scott Wilson is the author of the novel Metl, forthcoming November 2018.

Featured image: Pakutaso

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