Exercise 10: Fish Out of Water
From Kristina Bjoran (#2)
This exercise ended up pushing me in a surprising way that none of the others have. I was interested in focusing on my hero because I thought it would be really fun to stick him in an uncomfortable situation, but as I started to brainstorm I realized that I couldn’t think of a single situation he would balk at. Not okay!
Because I needed to backtrack to do some more character work on him, the exercise took more time than the previous ones, but once I did that, I came up with some great ways to make him squirm. Overall, I liked the exercise itself for the comedy of the resulting scene, but I’m mostly grateful that it brought to light the need to more fully develop this character.
The Avenger (#4)