For this week’s exercise, I’m pulling inspiration from a wonderful quote by Randy Pausch, author of THE LAST LECTURE.
“Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people.”
I. Love. That.
Seriously, doesn’t it make you want to write today? So let’s write.
Think of a character–any character–a new one, an old one, or one from a current manuscript. What’s behind his or her brick wall? Set your alarm for fifteen minutes and complete this sentence:
[Insert name] shattered the brick wall with a [insert tool] and saw …
Your character had just broken down a brick wall that’s been haunting them for years. What do they see?
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Happy writing and drawing, everyone!