Choose a real place in your neighborhood that you enjoy and pretend to take a fictional character there. Try to use one of your own characters but you can also use a character from a favorite book if you feel stuck.
Describe the meeting in great detail. Where do you sit? What does your character order? What are they wearing? What do the two of you talk about? What behavioral ticks do you notice? How do they interact with others around you, if at all?
Practice dialogue and establishing setting within a scene.
Bonus: If this character is for a current project pretend to interview them. Search for character questionnaires if you need inspiration.
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