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Writing 101: Day Six

I hate character studies, and I mean I hate them with an absolute passion. I tend to find out about my characters as I write, throwing situations at them and letting them react instead of plotting out exactly what makes them tick. It feels more organic than writing out a piece specifically to describe someone. But since I really need to start doing some of those Writing101 prompts, here we go with today’s. Let me know what you think.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   His hands carved sculptures from the air and made me think that perhaps it wasn’t just us sitting there, pretending not to watch this man twist and dance. I wonder if he’s Spanish, but I’ve never been good with accents and a tan can mean most anything. I don’t suppose it matters but he makes you want to know where he came from, how his history unfurled. Have you met those people? The ones who expel a sort of fizz in their steps, a crackle that escapes you when you’re trying to explain …