Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Super-Snooper Blogfest

Here is my entry.  The goal is to convey a character by just describing their possessions or setting.  Since I write picture books, I'm trying to write up something that would help me in developing a child main character.  It is not in a format that I would actual put in a picture book, it is more a character study for myself to frame my writing.  Be sure to check out the other entries today too!

At first glance, the room seemed to be littered with garbage: empty tissue boxes, cardboard paper towel rolls, balled up paper, packing materials, electronic components that had been torn from their casings, torn wrapping paper, hardened Play-Doh, boxes of crackers and cereals whose contents had been eaten long ago.  But if you looked closer, the trash had been modified - cut, colored, attached and propped up into structures.  There was thought and purpose present here.  The tools for these creations were simple - children's safety scissors, rolls and rolls of tape, crayons, a small screwdriver, and "blueprints" drawn crudely on blue construction paper.  Traditional toys like action figures, cars and board games took up a small space in the corner.  The majority of the space was devoted to construction.

15 comments:

  1. This was cute :)

    Organised chaos, or PURPOSEFUL chaos I guess ;)

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  2. Definitely a creative, open, exploratory type! Thanks so much for participating! :)

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  3. Your character is probably a kindergarten teacher.
    Great description!

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  4. Sounds like things my kids used to do!

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  5. They certainly have a vivid imagination. I wonder what they are constructing? A building? A city? Very good description.

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  6. A child with a wonderfully active imagination!

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  7. A very artistic boy with the mind of an engineer!

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  8. I'm a teacher and this sounds just like my classroom at the moment-we are attempting to make musical instruments. Great description :)

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  9. Hi,

    Brilliant description, so guessing not a kid but an adult constructing floor-plan inclusive people (possibly that of security guards), where vehicles are located etc., intention heist: in-out and no ne the wiser 'til too late!

    Probably wrong. ;)

    best
    F

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  10. ooooh..... an adult, yes, but with a good grip on the inner child. An architect or something similar, or maybe an artist in the true sense of the world. Maybe even a teacher.

    T.x

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  11. A seven-year-old boy who loves to BUILD! When he's finished, he'll play with the action figures and cars in the corner inside of it!

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  12. I loved this, sounds like a really creative young boy who loves to make things.

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  13. Um, a preschool teacher says I! ;)

    Thanks for commenting on my entry! <3


    Elizabeth

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  14. A very creative little boy perhaps? My sons were always collecting odd bit of seemingly trash, putting it to marvelous new purposes.

    .......dhole

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