H = Hope

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Hope is the hook for life.



G = Giving Up

G.jpgetting to the point where you want to call it quits? Or look for that rabbit’s foot, blast the bad luck to bits? What quirky superstitions do your characters have? What point do they turn back, saying they’ve had enough?

Of the different stories I’ve written, the different characters met, none of them are superstitious (unless they’re good at hiding it, I bet!). Love and logic lead their choices, the words ‘I quit/to h–l with it’ seldom in their voices. Then again….

What about your characters?

D =Dysfunctional

Do your characters come from families that are “Brady Bunch/Partridge Family” perfect? Or are they more like the Addams Family/Golden Girls mishmash of reality?

Who drove your characters onto the paths they’re on? Was it for encouragement or escape? Dreams or dreads? Or was it to seek some sense of functional normalcy in what is called reality?

C = Contrast


(Short ramble based on the daily prompt – only because my creative muse went m.i.a….)

Are you a pantser or a planner? Are you a ‘full-story done’ or a discoverer along the way? Short stories or series? Poems or epics? Do you let the characters control the tale or the plot? Is there anything really wrong with mixing all of it up?

Setting such logical toss-ups aside, now it is time to go back to camp!