Hi all. Thanks for all your kind words regarding my seminar project. I’m SO happy it’s over.
So, I have this predicament. I want to write a story.
You: Wow. Join the club. This is the problem EVERYONE faces you’re not special go home.
Okay, touche on my not being specific enough. Let’s try again. I want to write a story with this character. I ❤ this character, I love his quirks, his attitude, his voice. And some of those quirks provide AMAZING imagery opportunities.
You: So…what's the problem?
I don't have a story. I have a character. I have NO idea what to do with him. It's killing me, not so gently. I'm honestly in a bind here. I tried free-writing about him, I tried listing, and I just can't figure out what to do.
Has this ever happened to you? How did you proceed/extricate yourself from the nightmare of character minus plot?
(perhaps I should add that I CAN think up stories for him, of course, but the options I think up cover the entire spectrum of normal -fantastical and I can't even decide where he should fall, which setting would be best.)