Short and sweet writing exercises designed to inspire some creative magic.
Like me, most of my characters are couch potatoes. But my newest character plays the cello - unfortunately, I don't. It means I'm learning a lot.
This is a good thing to think about. My MC in my current ms is being forced to participate in a sport. How he reacts to this and what he's thinking about while doing it can tell a lot about the character. I'm going to go back and see if you suggestion can make my ms stronger. Thanks!
Hmmm... I guess my character would rather do taekwondo than study her Chinese characters.
Sword fighting... lots of sword fighting. ;) I think physical movement in fiction is often underrated, in large part because readers don't "see" the characters. But my rule of thumb is that if I want to keep the story moving, the characters need to be moving too, even if that movement is just something as simple as chopping vegetables.
My characters spend a lot of time digging. It's hard work, but they have a goal and it makes it worth it.
Most of my characters don't do any real exercise.
Meg, I love having characters do things that I have no idea how to do - it's fun to learn so much about something new!Stephanie, sounds like you have a lot to work with in your story. Good luck with it!Christina, I can't say I blame your character - taekwondo sounds a lot more fun!KM, I love that idea: "If I want to keep the story moving, the characters need to be moving too." Sword fighting seems like a good way to do just that!Natalie, digging doesn't sound like that much fun, but I hope all that digging allows your characters to uncover something exciting!Medeia, my characters tend to be a lot more physically active than I am - maybe they're trying to tell me something. :-)
My MC is a fighter, so he's always boxing. He's kind of obsessed.