5 DAY HOLIDAY STORY CHALLENGE
DAY 1 – The Legendary Character
Welcome to the 5-Day Holiday Story Challenge where I, your friendly neighborhood Storytelling Kat, will help you craft a basic holiday story with 5 days of prompts and story creation how-to.
Now let’s get started, shall we, Story Quester?
THE LEGENDARY CHARACTER
A gender-neutral term for your story’s main point-of-view character(s).
Why legendary? Well, all stories are the legend of someone whether they’re a prince rescuing a dragon from a horde of torch-wielding villagers or a gas station clerk in the middle of Nowheresville, USA.
Because if there wasn’t something noteworthy and interesting about them you wouldn’t bother to tell a whole book’s worth of story about them, now would you?
So who’s going to star in your holiday story? Are they…
- A clerk at a small-town antique store who’s a little low on holiday cheer?
- A brave warrior returning home for the local winter feast day?
- A captain of starfarers who is in need of a good ol’ fashioned Earth Christmas?
You don’t have to decide everything about your Legendary Character right this moment. Really it’s okay to start your story without having their entire backstory fleshed out.
All you really need is a stick figure of an idea and a placeholder name.
I recommend using the Random Name function on Behind the Name for this.
So now your holiday story has the first ingredient, Story Quester, but what will we add tomorrow? You’ll just have to open your inbox 📥 to find out!
Your cohort in storytelling,
PS 👉 If you enjoy this challenge I have an ongoing weekly story prompt challenge called the Story Alchemy Challenge. Learn more and join here!