A comment from my editor on a draft of my novel inspired this prompt. Assuming your characters have jobs, readers want to see how well-suited they are to their job. It adds depth to the story.


  • Choose a significant character in your story and have her (or him) write a cover letter as though she’s applying for a new job.
  • In this letter have her give three concrete examples of why she is exceptional in her field, regardless of whether she’s a neuroscientist or a dog groomer or a greeter at Walmart.
  • Have her provide a concrete example of her talent.
  • Be sure to write in her voice, her tone and with words she’d use.

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