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How to Create Unforgettable Characters eBook

How to Create Unforgettable Characters eBook
How to Create Unforgettable Characters eBook
How to Create Unforgettable Characters eBook
How to Create Unforgettable Characters eBook
How to Create Unforgettable Characters eBook
How to Create Unforgettable Characters eBook
How to Create Unforgettable Characters eBook
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How to Create Unforgettable Characters

I used to ask students to describe their characters (real ones and imaginary ones) so that I could clearly picture them in my mind.

Sometimes I would even add, “I want to feel as if I’m watching a movie when I’m reading your descriptions.”

And I thought that was pretty clear. But draft after draft, I would get yawn-worthy descriptions like these:

"John is 5’5’’ tall with brown hair."

"She was always happy. Everybody liked her."

"Bill is my best friend. He’s funny and popular."

Obviously, my instructions were not clear.

So I tried to think of ways to rephrase my instructions so the next set of papers did not require a pot of coffee and an extra stash of red pens in order to “make it through” my newest stack of middle school papers.

I figured if I’m going to spend hours reading papers, doggone it (Grandma's go-to phrase for showing frustration without taking the name of the Lord in vain), I wanted to be entertained!

So I came up with a bunch of "Get ‘em moving – then get ‘em writing" mini-lessons to demonstrate exactly what I was wanted them to do - before I asked them to write a single word.

And guess what? They. Worked. Every. Time.

These exercises not only made the minutes during class fly by, but I was able to ditch the extra red pens and (depending on the hour) pour myself a glass of red wine (the red kind is healthy, right?) and enjoy the pictures running through my mind as I read my students' papers.

I hope these strategies do the same thing for you.

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