Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Letters & Words

In high-school, we did an exercise with our names that was both fun and eye-opening. We wrote our names lengthwise down one side of the page and then wrote a word beside each letter. The catch was that each word had to begin with the letter it was placed next to, and it had to represent us.

I think the same exercise can be applied to our characters as well. For those of us who don't like doing character interviews, this is one quick way to get to know your characters. Or if you do like the interviews, this is a great starting point.

Okay, let's do it. We were only allowed to use single words in school, but since some letters are very difficult, I'm going to allow phrases too. To kick things off, I'm doing Lucas from Slave to Sensation.

Used to control

Anybody game to introduce themselves or their characters?


Gina Black said...

M agical
I nsecure
L onely
A dolescent

This was an interesting exercise--more interesting than I expected when I decided to do it.

Thanks. :)

Nalini Singh said...

Gina - glad you enjoyed it. :) I always think of it as getting a snapshot of the person. Like now, I can see Mila quite clearly.

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

C asual
Y onder
N ick of time
T esty
H onorable
I nstigator
A ble

Nalini Singh said...

Cynthia - I love it! So different!

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

If there was an O anywhere in my name... I would use Observer... LOL


eatrawfish said...

V aliant
I ntelligent
O verwhelmed
L imbo (as in Stuck In)
A woken

I think the excersize is interesting almost as much for all the words I decided *didn't* work. I'm still not sure these are 100% On, but it was definately interesting.