Language Objective: I will identify explicit and implicit characterization in my own writing and write my own character introduction as well as examine my influences.
1. Writing Prompt: Choose one or both to write about for 10 minutes:
- Start with a moment of conflict or tension?
- Introduce your character with a moment of action that is unique to them?
- Include one significant detail of appearance
- What happens if the character fails? What’s at stake?
- Why should we care?
3. Highlight explicit elements in green and implicit elements of your writing in yellow.
4. If you were a character in your own story...
- What would you do that is unique to you?
- What is one defining detail of your appearance that you would mention?
- What do you want the most?
- What prevents you from achieving that?
- What happens if you fail at what you want to accomplish?
5. Write your "character" introduction. Write for 10 minutes.
6. Who influenced you in your life? Make a list of 10 people or events. Highlight who influenced you the most.
7. Write about the person who influenced you the most as if they were a character.
- What did they do that is unique to them?
- What is one defining detail of their appearance?
- What motivated them?
- What did they have to overcome?
- How did they influence you?
- What would have happened if they had not been in your life?
8. How are you the sum of your influences? How are you different from your influences?
- Writing prompt
- "The Voice Imitator" rewrite
- Your character intro
- List of influences
- Person who influenced you introduction
- Reflection: How are you/are you not the sum of your influences?