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  • May 28th, 2008 | 6:11 AM
Writing thought of the day - Pockets

Most characters (and people) carry certain things around with them most of the time. A purse, a backpack, or just a pocket. What they carry around with them (or what they DON'T carry) can tell a lot about them.

I have one character who carries two pictures with him, one of a person and one of a place. They're getting a little tattered around the edges.

Another character carries a wallet that doesn't belong to him. 

And the last has a key tied to a shoe lace and an old pill bottle that doesn't have any pills in it.

What do your characters carry along with them? 
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susanwrites
May 28th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Oh that makes me all teary-eyed.
mirtlemist
May 28th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
You know, that's something that hadn't occurred to me. Maybe it's because I personally don't carry anything except a cell phone, and then only on occasion. And none of my female MCs ever carry purses. Interesting!
beckylevine
May 29th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
1. A leatherman multi-tool

2. No pockets. Books don't fit in a pocket. A backpack or a book under her arm.

3. Hmm...Definitely HAS pockets, but I picture her with hands jammed down in them, to keep hands still? To stay out of the cold Chicago wind?
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