Writing Prompt – What Would They Say?

Writingbybergonzzi338608_8505-smallI found this fun prompt for character exploration several years ago over at the Nanowrimo boards.  The idea is to get into the head of your character and complete the sentence the way he or she would answer. Try to answer briskly, without pondering too long.

There are two types of people in the world…
Time is not my…
The thing about icebergs is…
The last time I drank rum…
The most horrible feeling in the world is…
Everything tastes like…
Unicorns can only…
Failure is for…
I’ll never trust you to…
My middle name should be…
Vermillion is the color of…
Please don’t make me…
Women should only…
I woke up screaming…
Sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows…
Silence is like…
Men can only…
The sky reminds me…
I’ll have another…
My best friend doesn’t…
If my life were any…
A year ago…
What you think you know…
Friends don’t let friends…
Death could never stop…

How would your characters answer some of these?

Do you have any favorite or fun way of exploring your characters?

Here’s how my character King Marcan macc Aed answered: Click Here

Photo: André Bergonzzi

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7 thoughts on “Writing Prompt – What Would They Say?

  1. Bwaahaha. One of my protags answers all of them with either “…I killed them,” or “…not my problem.” Talk about cranky.

  2. Of course, you know I have to play with this. Bryn and Tony need to finish these statements. Tony is already pounding his desk for me to type his answers and I only read the first four statements.

    Darn and I am on a deadline for June 19th.

    Tony, leave me alone. I promise we can do this on Monday. Okay, just a couple.
    There are two types of people in the world…me and the idiot law breakers.
    Time is not my…not on my side. It belongs to my boss.
    The thing about icebergs is…they’re like people you can’t see the hidden parts.

  3. Do you have any favorite or fun way of exploring your characters?

    Not really, I just let them hang out in my head until they decide I should tell their story.

  4. Autumn, I found mine were either really funny or very suspicious. I guess it’s cause my hero is a cop.

    I haven’t done my heroine yet.

  5. This is awesome. I divided the questions between four characters, and they came up with some really good ones. Mark did one of my favourites: “Everything tastes like chicken. How the hell else was I supposed to finish that?” Simple, but effective. I learned some things about my characters.

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