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Mother Goose rhymes often have characters with, well, “issues,” and its sometimes fun to try to figure out why characters behave the way they do. character's backstory You need to figure this out for your own characters, but to get you started, let’s start with Mother Goose.

Think about Jack Sprat and his wife who have major issues around food. Why is that? What happened to them to create such opposite eating disorders in this couple?

Or, consider “The Three Blind Mice.” In this one, a farmer’s wife goes completely crazy and runs around chopping mice up. What happened to this poor woman to make her lose it like this? Is her story sad? Funny? Terrifying? What did she go through?

You might buy wellbutrin from canada tackle “Mary, Mary, quite contrary.” Contrary means that she’s a difficult woman who has to have her garden super orderly. Do you know anyone like this? I bet you do.

For this week’s prompt, write the back story for a character in a Mother Goose rhyme. Use one of the above examples or click on this link to browse some more rhymes.

Once you’ve created a great back story, post it in the forums here. Then, go back to your WIP and try to write a paragraph or two for your main character. This will probably never find its way into your story (but it might), but you’ll have a little bit more insight into your main character’s behavior.