Shop Antiques Stores

by cherry parris
(Oklahoma City, Ok.)

To get a feel for a character, I browse antiques stores and thrift shops. I ask myself what kind of person owns this object? Why did she discard it?

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May 05, 2010
Character reflected in possessions
by: Anonymous

This is a great suggestion for finding creative writing ideas.

It is funny how much about character is expressed by people's possessions, the ones they keep and the ones they discard. Right now, I am moving into a furnished rental apartment and imagining all sorts of things about the former resident, who left behind gossip magazines and receipts for her lingerie purchases, among other things.

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