Liminality is the state of being on a threshold in space or time. (Handbook to Literature)
Liminality Writing Exercise
Choose a character you are currently revising. What is the most difficult moment in your character’s life? How does this moment “split” your character? Open another document and write a scene in which the character suffers dissociative personality disorder (multiple personalities). Give your character at least three different personalities and make your character “meet” each one in the mirror.
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