Monday, November 13, 2017

Attraction - #NaNoWriMo Writing Prompt

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What does your protagonist find attractive in the preferred sex? Name and describe three attributes in detail. Write for only five minutes!

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  1. I like to see some variety in characters, especially stepping away from stereotypical "good" looks. Character traits and behaviors can be bigger turn-ons than looks.

  2. I agree with Diana about the value of appearance. Kindness, empathy, and other redeeming qualities trump good looks every time.

  3. This can be a good way to unMary-Sue a character: having what the character finds attractive be completely different to what the author likes.


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