Character generator trigger game 1

character generator trigger game-page-001We’re preparing a new section on characterisation, and to get us started, here’s a Character generator trigger game. This will either be a mildly distracting bit of fun or a psychologically traumatic journey into the darkness of your soul. From a writing perspective, let’s hope it’s the latter.

To begin with, imagine a character who wants whatever you think your mother or father (or guardian) always wanted but never, or hasn’t yet, obtained. Take a few minutes to think.

Intrigued? Click here for the full Character generator.

Good luck in therapy!

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