Individual activity: Choose a fictional character and try to find positive and negative qualities for them. Whether a character is a ‘goodie’ or a baddie,’ every memorable character has light and dark in them. E.G>
Add you own character studies.
What makes good characters?
Stories – to plan or not to plan?
! More fun to write
! Allows you to be more creative
X More likely to have continuity errors
X Harder to build clues into the story
X More likely to miss things / forget to put things in
X More likely to get writers block and ramble
! Can have a more complicated plot
! Will flow more
! May lead to a better resolution
X May restrict what the writer want to write
Write what you know – positives and negatives of this advice to writers
What makes a good story?