The Pickwick Prompt
As a writer and avid tea drinker I’ve thought of something to help those of us who want to add a bit more dept to their characters and conversations.
One of my go-to tea brands, Pickwick, has added something interesting to their tea labels a couple of years ago. On the back of each teabag’s label they added a question, a little something to start a conversation or to get to know your fellow tea drinkers.
Some of these questions are easy to answer, some are very personal and others take a bit of thought. Nothing like diving into those memories.. So it occurred to me, if we enjoy answering these questions, and they make us think about our selves and our lives, then why should it be any different for our characters?
So I’ve been collecting all these question-tags and I’ve gathered them all in one big master list. In my head I’ve been calling it ‘the Pickwick Prompt’, so let’s roll with that.
As I drink more Tea and collect more tags, more questions will be added to the list :). Feel free to make use of these or let them inspire you, I know I do! 🫖📖
Who makes you laugh every single time?
What is your favorite book genre?
What is the most played song in your playlist?
What’s your talent?
What everyday items make you happy?
What is the most romantic thing that’s happend to you?
Who is your personal hero?
Do you ever lend a helping hand to strangers?
Which is your favorite season of the year?
Who inspires you?
What is always present in your fridge?
Whould would you still like to learn?
What movie made you cry the most recently?
What is the name of your favorite plush animal?
Are you an indoorsy or an outdoorsy person?
What was your dream job as a child?
What is your biggest wish?
How do you recharge yourself?
Who do you call for a nice night out?
What song reminds you of your childhood?
Who inspires you to be a better person?
What place in the world would you like to visit?
What is your favorite tea moment?
Would you rather be good at singing or dancing?
Who have you not caught up with in a while?
Who was your first love?
Name a dish do you like?
Name 3 items you would bring to a deserted island?
What makes you unique?
Would you rather take a stroll through the woods or along the beach?
What is the first thing you do after you get up in the morning?
Would you rather win the lottery or find the perfect job?
Who has recently surprised you?
Which event has taught you the most?
How do you get started in the morning?
What language would you like to learn?
What is your favorite day of the year?
What would you do if you could make a career change?
What TV-program do you refuse to watch?
Which movie have you seen more than 10 times?
What is your best childhood memory?
What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
What inspires you?
Which dream has already come true?
As what animal would you like to be reincarnated?
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
What can you really enjoy?
What is your favorite activity during the weekend?
What is the most beautiful place you have ever visited?
What is, to you, the best feeling in the world?
Which three tea flavours do you like drinking the most?
Who makes you happy?
What would you do if you could spend 1000 euro/dollar in one day?
What is your best memory with your family?
What do you value most in friendship?
What do you want to do differently from yesterday?
What is your favorite song from this past month?
What game do you always lose when playing?
Who is the nicest person you met in past year?
Are you are morning or evening person?
What would you change if you were prime-minister/president?
What is important to you in a relationship?
If you could travel through time, what time period would you go to?
What motivates you?
What planet would you like to visit the most?
Who has influenced your life the most?
Who is the biggest tea lover you know?
Who is the last person you thought about last night?
Which of your traits don’t people know about?
When did you last write a handwritten letter?
When do you feel most energetic?
For who would you start a fan club?
What is your favorite vacantion country?
When is tea a necessity for you?
What goal do you want to reach this year?
What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
What profession would you choose to be if you could become anything?
What are you grateful for?
What was a life changing experience for you?
What trait or habit did you inherit from your parents?
Would you rather go one years forward or backward in time?
What is one of your good traits?
What opportunity would you like to seize sometime?
In what time period would you like to live?
Are you superstitious?
What conjures a smile on your face?