“What Town Does Your Main Character Call Home?” by Joan Y. Edwards
Does your main character live in a small town with parades going down Main Street to celebrate the oldest citizen in the community? Are there hundreds of people or thousands?
Perhaps your main character’s niece is a cheerleader in the parade or an uncle who is the mayor.
It’s possible that your main character is a flight attendant who only gets home to see his parents once a year. He currently lives in Tokyo.
On his days off he might use the services of a rickshaw pulled by one man to go shopping.
Your main character might prefer the romantic city of Paris, France, but he might suffer his greatest defeat at the base of the Arch de Triumph! His date turned him down and his boss fired him.
He could try for a job taking care of the trees along one of the main thoroughfares in Paris. He could be so determined to find a job that he checks in every building for ten full blocks to find a job.
He may feel so lost that he feels he needs the help of the Pope in Rome, Italy to pray for him.
He may feel like he wants to go to a small fishing village.
Or be one of the consultants on how to build the safest home in case of a hurricane in Miami, Florida.
Whatever town, city, or village you choose for your main character, make it add tension to the story that’s so bad he might want to move or be frightened to move. Or when he moves that the problem inside him is still there waiting for him to solve it?
Where would you want to live if you didn’t live where you are now? What city, town, or village would add more stress to your main character’s life? I appreciate www.morguefile.com for letting me use their pictures for free. Thanks for sharing my blog with others.
Other Questions to Inspire Your Writing:
- What Shoes Would Your Main Character Wear?
- In What House Would Your Main Character Reside?
- What Will Your Main Character Drink?
- What Will Your Main Character Eat?