Friday, September 5, 2008

Another Writing Challenge for Children's Writers - How Does Your Character React to Setting?

Suppose your young character wakes up one morning in a strange place and has no memory of who s/he is or what her/his life was like before that day. What is this place? What might be important about this place, in general, and to the young character? How might 3 things the character finds in her or his pocket (which you should identify) be tied to the loss of the memories and help her or him regain those memories or her/his identity, or some sense of who s/he is? [Comment: You might think that an Amber Alert would help this young character get back to where s/he belongs, but consider how s/he might help herself or himself aside from this, or why the Amber Alert might not apply to her or his situation]

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