Today I´m doing part 4 of The Cube – A Writing Exercise. The question is:
How can the item be used?
The leaf can be used in many different ways if you have some fantasy. Many leafs together can be a soft mattress in your bed. One single leaf can be used as a boat at a river (for an ant), or maybe even as a canvas used by an animal in a story for children. You can use the leaf as a fan a really hot day, or crush it and eat it with your milk if you are very poor. If you dry it well between two books you can put it up on the wall as a beautiful picture. You can write and draw on it, and put it between two pages in a book your reading so you know where to start next time. You can dry it and put it in your hair as something wonderful and beautiful. And leafs are great in stories, when describing an interment! It gives you the possibility to describe sound, smell, look and touch. In some cases maybe even taste. If you are poor…
Discussion: In what way do you use your characters in your stories? Are they just a way to tell the story about something that happens, or are they the story? Or is it both? What sides of the story do your characters represent, and how many are those sides? How many characters represent many different sides at once, and what sides are that? How many other ways can you find to use your characters in your stories that you have not find yet? What are the stories you write for you – just having fun writing them, or is it a way to get revanche, to get famous, to make money or.. ?