Ghaa, A Dragon

Posted: March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Our students have been working very hard to develop the basics for their own fantasy story.

Now much like an evil ruler I have forced through coercion and magic the pace at which we attempt to write this story. As young authors their first impulse is to simply start writing. This can be exampled by a conversation I had with one student:

ME: …So what happens next in your story?

STUDENT: I don’t know, I haven’t written it yet.

As authors they of all the people in the world should know what happens next. They are the ones creating it. It shouldn’t be a surprise to them. So, we have been really planning all the little bits of our story out. We have looked at who are our:

Protagonist: The Hero

Antagonist: The Villan

The Message: What is the essential point of the story

Setting: Where does this story take place. Is it consistent?

Problem: What is the problem in the story.

Solution: How is that problem solved.

Story Boarding: Having a clearly outlined beginning, middle and end.

 

Once the students have a clear concept of this, then they can begin the process of actually writing it. Today they are going to introduce their story to the world. Please take a look at their blogs to see what they will be writing about.

 

 

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