Assignment 7 – Storytime – #edtechcca7

This assignment is about writing a story. I made this tool as a prompt for game design students to come up with ideas for new video games. I’ve heard of English teachers using similar tools (a set of cards) as a prompt for story writing.

Generate two random characters, a location and an objective using the tool below and then try writing a plausible story based on the random elements. The story may be for a book, film or videogame.

Remember that most stories start with a character who wants to achieve a goal and ends with the character achieving it. It’s the middle part of the story that is the hardest – when the character comes up against an obstacle that they must overcome to achieve their goal.

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About colinmaxwell

Creative Industries lecturer. Photographer, designer, game developer, film maker. Scotland.

Posted on March 14, 2012, in Assignments. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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