Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Writing Exercise: The Three Character Bond

Fairly straightforward recipe today:

1) Make up three characters. I know this is just an exercise but give them great names and go all out on their history and attitude. You might just like 'em enough to use again.

2) Give each a very good reason to hate one other character. Again, the wilder and more abstract the better. Have fun.(Some words to inspire ideas, in case you're stuck: troll, plough, appeal, rabid, escape, wriggle.) Reveal this for each character anyway you like but it has to be before they meet.

3) They meet. Tempers flare.

4) One of them turns against the other two, who put aside their differences to defeat the 'most evil' of the three.