“If you're having trouble getting into your characters, take a subject and have characters write letters - to you (the writer) and to other characters.” -- Chick Lit Gurrl in Dear John: Revealing Character in Epistolary Writing.Here's a variation on yesterday's post. I like the idea of writing a letter to get into a character's head. I use this format in one of my stories.
I had each of the characters in my current story write a short essay about pain yesterday. It was hard to switch from one to the next and write something fresh, but worth the effort. Once this was done, I wrote the first part of the story, about 800 words.
I understand why I'm struggling with this piece. It needs to be much longer than my original plan. The story line can easily fill a novel-length work. That's more than I want to tackle right now, but I can't get the story out of my head. I'll just have to keep writing it and see where the characters lead me.