Open a newspaper or an on-line report. Take the first four names you encounter and make them into characters in a story. Write a scene that takes place between them.
Creating the character
You might assign the characters roles:
Which ones is which?
Think carefully about each character.
Way are they like physically? Intellectually? Emotionally? What is their greatest fear? What do they most want? What do they need?
Find a scene
Choose a scene from:
Growing complexity 1
Growing complexity 2
Growing complexity 3
See what happens
Put your two characters together and see what happens. Show your work to a writing buddy. Do they get what your mean them to get? And do they understand more about your characters than you show them here? (They probably do – which is a little bit spooky!)