Thursday, August 5, 2010

Question of the Day #637

During a breakout session at the SCBWI conference, as a characterization exercise, Carolyn Mackler asked us to imagine what our main character hides in their underwear drawer.

Tally hides vodka, Jane hides condoms and Savanna hides a picture of her abusive ex.

When I was sixteen, I hid cigarettes in my underwear drawer. What did you hide in your yours?



  1. Nothing. I never felt a need to hide anything. Besides, my mom regularly snooped through my anything I hid would have been found -- this also explains why I never kept a diary.

  2. I'd never hide anything in my underwear drawer - my husband does most of the laundry. But I do hide my journal under the mattress :-)

  3. Same - cigarettes. Today I hide nothing and it's quite liberating.

  4. I don't remember what I hid when I was a kid. Probably cigarettes and the occasional bottle of horrible alcohol like Peach Schnapps.

    Today I hide gift receipts. Not sure why.

  5. At 16? Hmmm. Probably an issue of Playboy.

  6. I didn't hide anything. I seriously was a good girl!
    But now I hide my children's lost teeth (in a baggie) in my underwear drawer. I don't know what to do with them because I feel bad throwing them out, but the kids can't know I have them!!

  7. Nothin'. Didn't have anything to hide. Didn't have anything at all. Oh well, different times for different folks :)

  8. Nothing. But I did have to hide my Halloween candy when I was younger or else my brother and sister would snork it all down.

    I like that exercise though and am going to use it for my WIP characters. Thanks!


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