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.


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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