40 Days of Worksheets – Day 25

ramonagravitarWorksheet #25 – If I Did It

A famous criminal who-shall-not-be-named once wrote a book that was never published. The book outlined how he would have committed a certain crime, if indeed he had committed it.

It may be the dream of your antagonist to tell their story without worry about guilt or prosecution, to share why they felt driven to whatever bad act they committed.

Give them the chance. Crawl into the head of your antagonist and listen to the reasoning, the planning, the execution, and the emotions expressed there but nowhere else.

And then write a full confession on their behalf.

If I Did It by Your Antagonist

(write here)

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2 thoughts on “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 25

  1. I always do this, hand-written, about two-thirds of the the way through pantsing the first draft. Incredibly valuable. I call it the letter from the antagonist.


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