Read the chapter on "Character" (p. 44-53) in Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. (click for PDF)
After you have reading the selection, respond to the questions below. NOTE: Each should be at least a half page (so as to meet the full-page-or-more requirement for a journal entry)
ONE - Many elements of character and character development involve asking questions. What are some of the most important/revealing questions you discovered as you read? Why do you believe these will be helpful as you develop your own characters?
TWO - Lamott references a number of quotations throughout the chapter. Which quotation resonated most with you as a writer? That is, which quote did you find most thought-provoking in regards to your own writing? Be sure to explain why and what effect you think it will have as you begin creating characters of your own.
Creative Writing Journal Prompts
You are to journal every day, including weekends. These journals will ALWAYS be free writes (your choice of topic!) and are not listed separately on this blog.
All journals must be in a college-ruled composition notebook and should be AT LEAST one full page in length. (see handout)