August Daily Brainstorming – Character

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Pick a character, any character, from your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…


How well does your character sleep? How many hours per night? Why?


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2 thoughts on “August Daily Brainstorming – Character

  1. My one lead doesn’t sleep well at all. Not that she can’t go to sleep or even go back to sleep if she wakes. Her sleep is frequently broken by nightmares that started after leaders she trusted politically and in her faith, were revealed to be child abusers. There was no one to report them, no way to stop them, and she refused to let those crimes go. So she killed them all, blew up the yacht with all the putrid slime. (not the kids, she got them away) She has nightmares about the kids and the ones before them that she knew nothing about. No nightmares about the dead sleazes.


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