You’ve Got Mail: A Writing Exercise

What are you writing about today? Get up close and personal with one of your characters – write yourself a letter from their perspective.

Brigit's Flame Writing Community

To our NaNo friends, those competing in the Brigit’s Flame contest this half of the month, and anyone who might just want a writing exercise – I give you the following challenge:

Compose a letter from a leading character [of your making], to yourself.
If you aren’t sure what to write about in the letter think of it as a resume or missive to a long, lost someone (you) who needs to be caught up. It’s a Dear Author letter containing your characters’ life histories.
Include any or all of the answers to the points below.
Whom or what your characters love and despise.
Details on education, employment, finances, political affiliations, social class.
Fears.
Skeletons in cupboards.
Addictions.
Biggest regret.
Believer, agnostic, or atheist.
How afraid of dying are they?
Have they ever seen a corpse?
A ghost?
Sexuality.
Glass half empty, glass half full, glass too small?
Snazzy or…

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