Camp NaNoWriMo: T-minus 16 days

Day 10: Truth, Lies, and the Bizarre

I found this exercise here while surfing the web today. I’ve heard of a game like it, but I never thought of using it as a character exercise.

Exercise: Write ten “factual” statements about your character, then ten lies, then ten odd/bizarre statements.


  1. Lia is the middle child.
  2. When she was six, she fell out of a tree and broke her arm.
  3. She wanted to be a fairy godmother when she grew up.
  4. She is allergic to carrots.
  5. She doesn’t like the taste of alcohol.
  6. She doesn’t like to dress up but will take advantage of any opportunity to wear a ball gown.
  7. She is pretty good at sneaking around.
  8. She’s the first person to volunteer in dangerous situations.
  9. She loves the taste of blueberries.
  10. She claims to have invented chocolate covered blueberries on sticks.


  1. Lia is nervous around dogs.
  2. She ran a road race when she was ten.
  3. She takes a bubble bath every night.
  4. She witnessed her best friend lose her battle with cancer.
  5. She has a tattoo of a Celtic Knot on her left shoulder.
  6. She always wears jewelry.
  7. She’s afraid of the dark.
  8. Her parents approved of her work with the resistance.
  9. She is always truthful.
  10. She dropped out of school.


  1. She collects leaves and presses them in the pages of a book.
  2. She can recite several Shakespeare plays from memory.
  3. She spent one summer working as a fortune teller.
  4. She can’t taste anything spicy.
  5. She once camped out on the roof of her school and helped rescue another student who nearly fell off the roof.
  6. She can’t sleep without a pillow on her head.
  7. She occasionally sleeps on the floor after particularly bad nightmares.
  8. She can only forge signatures written by lefties.
  9. She prefers making her own candy to buying it.
  10. She would rather watch a party or large group of people from above than participate in conversation.


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