Another Friday, another round of inspiration and maybe a new way to see your protagonist. Sometimes envisioning your characters doing something different can lead to a new way to see your story.
Here’s today’s Fuel:
1. On this day in 1870, Leon Gambetta fled the Siege of Paris in a balloon. Would your protagonist take a hot-air balloon ride?
2. What’s your protagonist’s favorite television show? Do they like or dislike reality TV?
3. How is your protagonist’s relationship with his or her parents? Are his or her parents older or younger and how does that shape the relationship?
4. Is your protagonist vain? Can he pass by a mirror without looking? Does she carry ChapStick or bright red lipstick?
Tomorrow is the Pittsburgh ZombieFest! My kids are super excited to head downtown and shamble about with what will hopefully be a world record setting number of zombies! Yes, Guinness will be there. Exciting!
So, in honor of the shambling…
5. If your protagonist dies and rises again, what does she look like?
Have a great weekend!