Weekly Writing: Consequences

By Midge Raymond,

  Filed under: On Writing, Writing prompts

When writing fiction, the fun part is creating characters who can behave badly (at least, I find this fun). In real life, most of us are all-too-aware of the consequences of what we say and do; we’re generally careful and law-abiding. But sometimes, wouldn’t it be a lot more interesting not to be?

Write about a character who does something without thinking of the consequences. It needn’t be too outrageous, but it should be something this character wouldn’t normally do, whether it’s playing hooky from work or having an affair. Include the moment he/she makes the decision to go forward as well as the consequences of his/her actions.


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