Everyday we are surrounded by rituals. There are some big rituals such as funerals that everyone recognizes, and then there are the little rituals we perform each day to make ourselves feel safe and comfortable.

Think about the current piece you are working on. Write for ten minutes and describe a ritual your main character performs or participates in.

When you’re done, decide whether or not this piece helps to develop your character and if you should include it in your draft.