Welcome to Day 12 of Hooked on Writing, your free online writing course. This online workbook will help you create a writing habit in 31 days.
Motivate & Then Create
Reveal a secret and show your character’s Achilles heel.
- List five secrets that you think the person you dislike the most may have.
- Name the character. Use an interesting name if possible.
- Use the acrostic poem format to create a poem that reveals one of these secrets. (You can also just free write using the letters to start new sentences.)
Use the letters from the character’s name along with the word secret:
Example: Isabella’s Secret
I S A B E L L A S S E C R E T
Free Verse or rhyme or free writing is acceptable.
Go with the flow. Poetry and free writing is food for a writer’s soul.
Use your writing journal here. Write ‘At Night’ at the top of a clean page. Free write or expand on the exercise you’ve completed. (If you want to buy the downloadable workbook, which includes space for these exercises, you can get it in our store for only $20.)
‘To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make.’ – Truman Capote