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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? 
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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May 28th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Oh that makes me all teary-eyed.
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!
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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