Your Monday Prompt #15.

Write a story in which the main character is an expert on a topic or process. Let the character take the readers through their area of expertise in vivid detail. Perhaps she knows the best way to clean and fillet a fish. Maybe he can take meticulous care of houseplants so they last years and years. Or it’s possible she can set up that magical combination of ten peripheral devices to one TV. There’s even a more fantastical route – he’s an expert dragon slayer or she can reprogram a robot not to destroy all humans.

Whatever their area of expertise, let the personality of the character guide how they tell the story. Their topic may be fascinating, but it should take a back seat to the way the character’s personality; concentrate on how they tell the story. Give this exercise fifteen minutes of your time.

Write it up and see what happens.


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