Writing and drawing prompt — meeting your character

Hi, all. Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for running this essay on meeting a character for the first time. You can probably guess what my writing prompt for today is going to be, but I’ll go ahead and explain it anyway: It’s time to do a character swap.

You can do it one of two ways

Get the members of your family together in one room. Everybody gets too pieces of paper. On page one, I want you to design a character. Please include the following:

  1. What your character looks like (big, pink, stripy, human)
  2. What your character is wearing,
  3. Your character’s favorite food, sport and hobby
  4. Your character’s favorite expression
  5. Your character’s current problem

Now everyone pass that paper to the right. And on your blank page, please draw the character you were handed. If you do this project and want to send in some pics, I’d love to see them. How did it feel to have someone else bring your character to life?

And the second way, of course, is to do this prompt with a friend. It’s a great way to get in touch especially since you are no longer seeing your friends each day, Send the results back and forth by email or text, with the help of a parent or guardian (unless you are a parent or guardian, in which case you do not need permission). I’d love to see the results. Were there any surprises?

More writing prompts are here. 


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