So I’ve decided to start creating weekly prompt posts every Thursday in order to help people’s creative juices flow. These posts will be exceptionally shorter than normal, as all I will have to say is the prompt of the week.
The first prompt on this blog is about Christmas. To be exact, how your characters act around Christmas. This relates to my most recent post, Why the Little Things Can Truly Shape Your Character. I mentioned Christmas a lot in that post, so I decided to create a Christmas prompt. Now, out of your group of characters, answer these questions.
- Who decorates the tree?
- Who hums/softly sings Christmas carols as they walk around?
- Who screams Christmas carols everywhere they go?
- Who tells the screamer to stop, they’re embarrassing themselves?
- Who only wears Christmas sweaters for the entire month?
- Who celebrates Hanukkah?
- Who wishes the holidays would be over?
- Who goes out the shovel the snow?
- Who goes to play in the snow?
- Who hates the snow?
- Who wakes up at midnight on Christmas Day to put presents in the stockings?
- Who stills believes in Santa?
- Who ruins the Christmas spirit everywhere they go?
- Who buys the best presents?
- Who re-wraps old gifts to give again?
- Who drives the car for five hours to visit family?
- Who passes out in the back of the car listening to carols on the radio?
- Who cooks the big Christmas meal?
- Who brings Chinese takeout to the meal?
These are just a few Christmas ideas to add to your characters. You can imagine any group of characters doing these activities, from friends to family to even your favorite relationship!
Relationships, however, are for another time.