Writing Character (Lit Starts): A Book of Writing Prompts (Paperback)

Writing Character (Lit Starts): A Book of Writing Prompts By San Francisco Writers' Grotto, Constance Hale (Foreword by) Cover Image

Writing Character (Lit Starts): A Book of Writing Prompts (Paperback)


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A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series.
Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Writing Character begins with an essay by author and educator Constance Hale, who offer pointers for observing and capturing human complexity. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities for you to develop your own characters. Among other ideas, you’ll be asked to create:
  • a sketch of a famous person you admire 

  • a portrait of someone based on the items on his desk 

  • a positive take on someone you loathe 

  • a description of your mother’s emotions as they are expressed by her eyes
  • a scene involving a group of people, focusing exclusively on how they use their hands 

Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time.
Special Features
  • Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding
  • Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write
  • Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
Check out the other books in the Lit Starts series: Writing Action, Writing Dialogue, and Writing Humor
The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto is a community of writers that was founded in 1994. It now has more than 100 members who share workspace and teach classes in downtown San Francisco.

Constance Hale is best known for her books on writing: Sin and Syntax and Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch. She has taught at Harvard and the University of California at Berkeley.
Product Details ISBN: 9781419738326
ISBN-10: 1419738321
Publisher: Abrams Noterie
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Lit Starts
"Good writing begins with WRITING–anything! JUST WRITE, GODAMMIT! Inside these books are 388 wildly creative, ridiculously fun ideas and prompts to get you going. Seriously, if these workbooks don't get you going, then you need to forget about writing and go open a dry-cleaning franchise."
— Mary Roach