Friday Writing Prompt
Visit streetviewr.com which will generate a random Google Streetview image.
Write about the people for whom this place is important.
Protagonist: the central character tied into the main storyline. Their goals fuel the action and their own personal journey.
Antagonist: the character whose goals directly oppose those of the protagonist. They are not necessarily an ‘evil’ character or ‘the baddie’, but their journey towards their own goals blocks the protagonist’s journey.
Mentor: the mentor voices or represents the lesson that must be learned by the protagonist in order to change for the better and achieve their goal.
Tempter: the antagonist’s right-hand. The tempter doesn’t necessarily know the antagonist, but they both share the role of stopping the protagonist from achieving their goal. The tempter tries to convince the protagonist to ‘change sides’, but may end up changing sides themself.
Sidekick: the protagonist’s unconditionally loving friend. This character may become frustrated or suffer doubt, but always stands by the protagonist in the end. Typically, the sidekick embodies the theme without even realizing it.
Skeptic: the skeptic does not believe in the theme or the protagonist’s goal. They have no loyalties, and are simply following their own path.
Emotional: this character acts impulsively, letting their emotions fuel their decisions. Sometimes this works to their advantage, sometimes it is their downfall.
Logical: the rational thinker who always plans and reasons the best course of action. Again, sometimes this works to their advantage, sometimes it is their downfall.
Both cannot and can not are acceptable spellings, but the first is much more usual. You would use can not when the ‘not’ forms part of another construction such as ‘not only’.
These green industries can not only create more jobs, but also promote sustainable development of the land.
You have to have really wide reading habits and pay attention to the news and just everything that’s going on in the world: you need to. If you get this right, then the writing is a piece of cake.
Sue Townsend was an English novelist and playwright, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole books.
Having left school at the age of 15, Sue was already a mother of four when she joined a local writing group at the Phoenix Theatre in Leicester.
Sue’s debut novel, 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾' was published in 1982, and remains her bestselling book. A cult phenomenon, it is the best-selling new British fiction book of the 1980s.
The stories of hapless teenager Adrian Mole are reputedly based on her own children’s experiences at Mary Linwood Comprehensive School in Leicester. Many of the teachers in the books are thought to be based on the teachers working there in the early 80s.
The Adrian Mole books captured the zeitgeist of Thatcherite Britain, reflecting perfectly what it was like to be a teenager growing up in the era.
“I never imagined when I began writing in the early 1960s I’d become professional and my life would be transformed.”Sue Townsend
I’m spectacularly disorganised. I wrote my latest book in seven different notebooks scattered throughout my house.
Every time I start a new piece of work, I spend a long while under the duvet thinking I can’t do it.
You/your character is stood in front of two doors.
You can choose to either take the left door, which takes you back in time where you can change one thing from your past.
Or you can choose the right door which takes you forward in time to see a moment in your future life.
Which door do you choose, and how does it affect your present?