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  1. 444four444

    444four444 New Member

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    People Watching

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by 444four444, Sep 9, 2010.

    Has anyone ever just went people watching? I want to do this sometime and paint a picture through writing of select individuals. I think it would be good descriptive practice and everyone you write about could be a potential character. :)
     
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Yes, it has been discussed here often. Browse some of the threads in this section, and I'm sure you'll find it mentioned often.
     
  3. Thanshin

    Thanshin Active Member

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    You might like the movie "Following", by Christopher Nolan.
     
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    Eunoia Contributing Member Contributor

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    I people watch all the time. It's good for getting characters, and sparking a story. Also, I'm just a nosey person. :p
    But like Cogito said, I think this has been discussed in other threads before.
     
  5. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    doing so is standard practice for fiction writers...
     
  6. cryssfox

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    I take notes in bars, just for this purpose. =)
    Bars have great characters, rich in weirdness.
     
  7. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Yes, they do. Unfortunately, I am a recovering alcoholic, and bars probably aren't the best place for me.

    But who knows? I might have actually been one of those "great characters, rich in weirdness" that you observed!
     
  8. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    in my old drinking days, i did some of my best writing in bars...
     

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