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.
- Lia is the middle child.
- When she was six, she fell out of a tree and broke her arm.
- She wanted to be a fairy godmother when she grew up.
- She is allergic to carrots.
- She doesn’t like the taste of alcohol.
- She doesn’t like to dress up but will take advantage of any opportunity to wear a ball gown.
- She is pretty good at sneaking around.
- She’s the first person to volunteer in dangerous situations.
- She loves the taste of blueberries.
- She claims to have invented chocolate covered blueberries on sticks.
- Lia is nervous around dogs.
- She ran a road race when she was ten.
- She takes a bubble bath every night.
- She witnessed her best friend lose her battle with cancer.
- She has a tattoo of a Celtic Knot on her left shoulder.
- She always wears jewelry.
- She’s afraid of the dark.
- Her parents approved of her work with the resistance.
- She is always truthful.
- She dropped out of school.
- She collects leaves and presses them in the pages of a book.
- She can recite several Shakespeare plays from memory.
- She spent one summer working as a fortune teller.
- She can’t taste anything spicy.
- She once camped out on the roof of her school and helped rescue another student who nearly fell off the roof.
- She can’t sleep without a pillow on her head.
- She occasionally sleeps on the floor after particularly bad nightmares.
- She can only forge signatures written by lefties.
- She prefers making her own candy to buying it.
- She would rather watch a party or large group of people from above than participate in conversation.