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Thursday, 22 December 2011
06:50:51 PM (GMT)
I found some writing challenges on stumble upon. I wanted to try a few. I think
these two are easy enough, since I roleplay.
1. Write a character sketch strictly as narrative description, telling your reader
who the character is without having the character do or say anything.
2. Revise the above to deliver the character to the reader strictly through the
character's actions.

David Harris was a rather strange man. His tall build and dark, almost black eyes,
struck fear into the hearts of those who didn't even know him. Though he wasn't a bad
person, and he didn't harm anybody at all, everybody just assumed he was due to his
quiet and distant nature. If talked to, he didn't talk back. If he responded at all
it was simply with a stare or a nod, or maybe an occasional grunt, but people around
his hometown swore they never heard him talk. So of course people would get the idea
he was hiding something; that he was not to be trusted. But the truth was, David
Harris was just a tormented soul, scarred by his past. He was afraid of people. He
was afraid of getting close.

David Harris walked through the halls of the high school on what was his first day of
senior year. He clung to the walls as the people passed him, giving him strange
stares as they tried to figure them out. He gasped slightly as he turned the corner,
running into a young freshman girl and he accidentally dropped his books. The girl
gasped too, and apologized quickly, but he just shook his head as his pounding heart
beat even faster and he looked at her for a second. Picking up his books, he hurried
past her and towards his next class, eager to get away from everybody.
Last edited: 22 December 2011

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