It's provincial testing week in our province, so my students are working hard to show off what they've learned so far. They're not too happy though!
I don't know too many people who love tests, do you?
In our stories, our characters are facing tests of some kind all the time. Sometimes it's a physical test they have to complete. Other times, it's a test of trust. Still others it might be a mystery or puzzle to be solved.
I'm working on that rewrite (yes, still!) and I'm finding although I do test my characters a lot, I let them find the answers too easily. That's why the rewrite is taking so long. I'm having to rip apart and build up my story on every single page. Make it tougher on them, make them really have to work for those answers.
What's your favourite kind of test to throw at your characters: physical, mystery or a matter of trust? Or maybe something completely different?