1. Describe a time when a character was given a responsibility he or she was not ready for.
2. "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." ~ Mother Teresa
3. "Take a scene from your fiction...that you've been having some trouble with. Try writing it in a very different way. Change the point of view, or, if you have been writing it very close up and intimately, try writing with more distance, as if it's being seen from a great distance-- perhaps with the perspective of twenty years having passed."
4. "A character...enters a crowded room. Write it twice, once with a fairly objective description of what is there, then again with the person under some kind of stress– confused by the voices, trying to find an important person in the room..."
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