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Exercise #7

Exercise #7: Pick Six
Posted 6/13/03

For this exercise, pick a character. Maybe one you've used earlier or one from a novel-in-progress, or the neighbor across the street. No ideas? How about a homeless woman, a ballerina, a policeman, a kid on the playground, or a pirate. Whatever sparks your interest.

Now, pick a number from 1 to 6, three times. Got your three numbers?

The first number represents an emotion or mood:
1. Joy
2. Depression
3. Love
4. Anger
5. Playful
6. Excited

The second, someone your character meets:
1. A talking non-human entity (animal, vegetable, or mineral)
2. A lost dog
3. An old friend
4. An ex-spouse
5. A fictional character
6. One of their grown children

And the third, an object:
1. A feather
2. A chunk of quartz
3. A spoon
4. A guitar
5. A brick
6. A boa

Add your character with your three choices and mix well. Tell us a tale! (You don't need to use all of your selections.)

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line:
             SUB: Exercise #7/yourname


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