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DAY 5 Building Frankie

Emotional Map: Childhood
Inspired by Scott Myers interview with Ava DuVernay who creates an emotional map of where her characters are, where they're going, and where they've been


  • Snatch a notebook, journal, or sketchbook

  • Grab any instrument to write or draw

  • Get a timer

Before You Get Started:

  • Grab your tools

  • Make a mark anywhere on the page – to destroy the blank page

  • Remember to let go of grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation

  • Set your kitchen timer for 2 minutes OR click on this free link for the kitchen timer


  • What do you love that brings you joy or happiness?  Identify a big moment or small one that uplift your spirit.


5-4-3-2-1...Let's go!

Do you have a Spare Moment for Your Character?

  • What does your character love that brings joy or happiness to them?  Identify what is one big moment or a small one that uplifts them.

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