" What if you had picked up that hitch-hiker, and she turned out to be a psychopath? Go get a voice recording device (your cell phone might have this function) and just talk to it. Pretend you're talking to a friend, and record what you say. Just play the recording and write or type your words. You have a written text that you can use as a starting point. If you don't have a phone book handy, you can make up a name, or feel free use one of these: Hank Jenkins, Trevor Smythe-Hewitt, Tatiana Zeleny, Margaret Wintergreen, Mimi Howard, Jasper Krupp. You can use our character questionnaire to develop a fictional character. An added bonus: this exercise gets you away from your desk for a while.
What if you decided to get revenge on your evil coworker? Read what you have and decide what to add, to cut, to rearrange. Try to picture how someone with this name might look. A change of scene may be just what you need to inject new energy into your writing.
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