The Writers’ Block aims to encourage the creative writer in us all. In December novelist Wyl Menmuir brought us one of his favourite activities for getting under the skin of his characters in the planning stages of a story. It works for characters of all ages.

The task begins like this: Write a list of ten secret New Year’s resolutions for your character. Make them as specific as possible. Dig deep and…

Full activity details are in New Years Resolutions

If you are inspired by the exercise, please let us know, or publish and submit your writing online to The Story Republic Library.