Coffee break exercise: Unlikely combination


03 April 2020
Imagine what two very different characters might say to each other in this week's creative writing exercise

For five minutes, conjure up two characters, giving them names and making them as different as possible from each other. Have fun with these brief character sketches - be as extreme as you like in emphasising the ways in which these two people are not the same.

For the next ten minutes, write an encounter or conversation between the two, with the aim of finding out, by the end of the piece, what they have in common rather than what sets them apart.


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