You can learn a lot about a person by knowing what they wouldn’t do. Let’s crack the window on this. First I’m going to invite you to learn a bit about my MC from the novel I’m currently editing.
Here’s a list of things Lindsay wouldn’t be caught dead…
Saying: I’m game for anything. I’ll go anywhere.
Thinking: The world is my oyster.
Watching: Reality TV (a show like The Hills)
Acting: Flagrantly uninhibited
Eating: Restaurant food
Playing: A rowdy game of Charades
And now a window into me—here’s a list of what I wouldn’t be caught dead…
Saying: I quit.
Thinking: I don’t need God.
Watching: Boxing or ultimate fighting (the deal with the cages)
Acting: Uppity or above others
Eating: Anything from Fear Factor
Playing: Heavy metal music
Reading: Derogatory, racist blather/rants or statistic reports
Do you agree that you can learn a lot by knowing what a person wouldn’t do? Go for it. Write answers to the list (or partially answer) for either yourself or one of your MC’s.
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