Set up to write. Write through it.

5 Minutes each node. Go!

Is Resistance Futile?

Just like it sounds, The Call appears and your character says “Hmm…”

At this point normal life must look pretty good, as in, it is fundamentally the known/safe world. Even opportunities that seem like slam-dunk goodness come with an ingredient of the unknown. The unknown of some offers may seem small at first blush, “Let’s go get a drink after work.”

Our character has some issues that pop up “Thanks, trying to stop” or maybe they can’t dance very well, or the person asking always/often gets into fights, or our character gets into fights, or ends up in a strangers bed or says stuff after a few drinks about coworkers… And all that just from the casual, “Hey let’s get a drink.”


Active Resistance

The Call appears contrary to the character’s direction and/or intention and there appears to be no question that it will be refused.

Resisting The Call actively:

—Protest: vocal and physical

—Gathering Support to Deny: friends and others step up to affirm

––Fleeing: Get thee away from the scene

Passive Resistance

What if the call, the offer being made, were to run away to a new town, break into a neighbors house, hack a computer system, defend a computer system someone is trying to hack, design a new company ID, or perhaps the character is thinking about changing their last name?

Not answering The Call actively:

—Rejection by allowing it to expire

—Evading the answer

––Indecision and weighing the merits without conclusion


Did you write? I hope so. It is how books get written.

Great thing about these exercises is you can do them over and/or you can do them for 10, 15, 30 minutes.

Do them in a way that works for you.

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