In a roleplay or story, characters are faced with different situations. There is often a single specific way a character might respond - but in many cases, there could be several ways to respond. Sometimes it's great to come up with multiple ideas of what you could do, then pick the response you feel is best for your character at the scene at hand. This series of exercises, "Responding to Situations", is about writing out multiple potential responses to a scene situation that is presented to you. Then you, yourself should pick which of the responses you felt best represented your character. TO DO THIS EXERCISE: Pick one single character. Write 3 different responses to the situation presented, how the character handles it mentally, emotionally, physically, etc. When finished, state the response you feel was most appropriate for your character! THE SITUATION: Your character is in a crowded public place. A STRANGER IN THE CROWD PULLS OUT A GUN. What does your character do now? Remember, write three different potential responses!