– 3 July 2016 –
Here’s a prompt of research and imagination.
Put your character in a specific place at a specific time.
Now find a different place – at least a state away but the farther, the better. Remarkably similar in its affects and non-visual stimuli – sounds, smells, textures.
If you’re being very adventurous, research a third similar place, similar in the same ways.
Look at the places’ differences.
Put your character, for valid story reasons, in each of these places, and observe how the similarities and differences affect your character.