A to Z Blog Challenge | Is Your Character Feeling Tied in Knots?

Then perhaps you're developing a character who is ANXIOUS. 

anxious | adj.

  1. Uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter; worried.
  2. Attended with, showing, or causing anxiety: spent an anxious night waiting for the test results.
  3. Usage Problem: Eagerly or earnestly desirous.

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Characterizing the anxious person is simple.  We have all been anxious at some time or another.  Stop and think about a time you have been anxious.

Remember the cold, clammy hands just before you had to give a book report in front of the class?  How about your first date?  Your first job interview?  How did you feel when you made your first book pitch?  Anxious likely characterizes your feelings at one or more of these times.

Now, write for 10 minutes creating a scene where you center on a character who is feeling anxious using either the word "anxious" or other words conveying that feeling or what you were feeling at a time you were anxious.

Here's an image that may help you.

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AND "A" also stands for ARLEE BIRD who began the A to  Z Blogging Challenge in 2010.  Today we're taking this opportunity to thank ARLEE for his challenge to the rest of us, and for his encouragement as we all take on this year's challenge. THANK YOU, ARLEE!

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