Define Your WHY Chapter 2: WHY Be the Main Character of Your Story?
There is no one like you in the whole world. You know you better than anyone else. Even though you think you know everything about yourself, you may not know some important things about who you really are. This chapter has you as the main character of your story and how to build your story around you. Starting with the characteristics of a character in a story you read, you will then consider what qualities describe you best. Then you can build YOU as the main character of your own story.
- West with the Night by Beryl Markham (Markham, 1983)
- Silly Video of Barbara Laughing
- Episode #85 Podcast/Post: Writing to Uplift, Inform, and Bridge Understanding with Nicole Biscotti
- How did the description of Beryl Markham help you get to know her better even if you didn’t read her book?
- Do you have a favorite book? How has the main character in that book impacted you?
- What are the four characteristics of the main character that you came up with?
- What questions would you like to ask about the main character and those characteristics?
- When you read the four characteristics I wrote about me and the questions about those characteristics, how might my character be interesting to learn more about?
- What four characteristics would you say describe you or what others have described you?
- What questions do you have for yourself about your four characteristics?
- What makes you the main character interesting, exciting, and someone with a purpose?
- As the main character in your story, what fictional landscape is the backdrop of your story?
- What did you learn that was new about you or that you never thought were you?
- How did Nicole Biscotti’s story help you understand the support children with ADHD need?
Share Favorite Books and Main Characters
Share your favorite book with the main character to the list on this Google Doc: