Take a good look at your trickster from last week. (If you didn’t make one up, now’s a great time. You can use last week’s prompt as a starting point, or just jump in with this week’s.) Do you like him (or her)? Is it the tricks that make the character interesting, or the character’s personality – or both?
Is your trickster a character that readers can identify with? Rewrite your story making your trickster as likable as possible. He can be a nice person with a slight propensity for pranks, or she could enjoy more extreme tricks but have a great sense of humor.
Then rewrite it again – this time making your trickster as unlikable as possible. Does he pull pranks for the thrill of the prank itself, or to hurt people? Does she realize that her joke went too far? Maybe he’s a nice guy, but people don’t like being around him because he constantly brags about the pranks he’s pulled. Perhaps she plays tricks just because she enjoys being the center of attention.
What kind of pranks does the character pull in the different versions? Or are they the same pranks, but for different reasons? For instance, the trickster in the first version may turn himself invisible to playfully scare his friend when the friend comes looking for him. In the second version, he does the same thing even while knowing that his friend (if, indeed, he has any) is easily spooked and panics at the drop of a hat.
How does your character change? How does he stay the same? Which do you like better, and why?