2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 19

For today’s task, make a list of all the primary and secondary characters you plan to include in your story. Do the best you can with this list, but it’s all right if new characters pop out of the woodwork once we get to the actual writing.

Here’s a list of the planned characters in my story:

  • Husband
  • Wife

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Okay, I guess my list is pretty lame, but I only plan to have my story revolve around a husband and wife at the moment. As I develop the story further, I may decide to have them at a restaurant or tourist attraction to get more people involved, but we’ll see.

Right now, I’m just concerned with the husband and wife–and can get to enjoying my Sunday.

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