Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Faulty Memory - #NaNoWriMo Writing Prompt

Photo by Tim Green, via Flickr
Dredge up your character's worst childhood memory, and then let them:

a. realise they've missed/suppressed something all this time, or 
b. discover important information that throws a new light on the event, or
c. admit they had altered the way they remembered the event to make it seem better/worse than it really was.

Posted by Elle Carter Neal
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  1. All good choices, Elle. Memories open numerous doors to character insight and story background. We just have to be careful not to make them nothing more than information dumps.

  2. We all tend to remember things differently from the way they happened as more years separate us from the event. This could really add depth to a character.

  3. Everyone has a few "faulty" memories. Just listening to the hubs tell tales, I think, "We were in the story?" LOL.


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