Monday, July 9, 2018

2018 WRITE: Writing Workshop 2: For every place there is a story: Ideation



Writing Workshop 2: 
Places tell stories
Ideation


A plan is described for writing workshops in virtual worlds. An initial implementation is being developed in the Hypergrid worlds. The plan could be adapted for web-worlds. Here the plan is extended to places.


Interesting place in Fantasy World


    Writing Workshop: Places tell stories


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    Place for tete-a-tete on Fantasy World

    Place exercise 1 (in character)

    Individual

    • What happens here?
    • Have you been to a happening here?  
    • Do your know anyone who has been to happenings here?
    • Are the happenings pleasant, entertaining, social?
    • Do any of the social activities have a hidden purpose?
    • Are any of the characters that come here hiding something? 
    • Why is this place where it is?  
    • (Save your notes.)

    Group (in voice and in character)

    • Pick the strongest characters from the individual suggestions
    • Each strong character gives his or her answers to the questions above.
    • When characters have answers that fit together, they move to stand next to each other.
    • When characters have answers that don't fit together, they move farther apart.
    • Subgroup: confer privately with others whose answers fit with yours. 
    • (Make notes on the subgroup conference.)
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    Place exercise 2 (in character)

    Individual

    • Describe a character (Gegen)  that is way out of place here.
    • Gegen does not fit at all with what usually happens here.
    • Why is Gegen here?
    • How will those characters from exercise 1 react to Gegen?
    • How will Gegen react to the actions of the other characters?
    • What happens to Gegen's reason for being here?

    Group (in voice and in character)

    • Pick the strongest characters from the individual suggestions
    • Each strong character gives his or her answers to the questions above.
    • When characters have answers that fit together, they move to stand next to each other.
    • When characters have answers that don't fit together, they move farther apart.
    • Subgroup: confer privately with others whose answers fit with yours. 
    • (Make notes on the subgroup conference.)

    More place exercises

    Use the above place exercises for the following places

     Manor 1


      Manor 2



    Manor 3

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      • The voice activities can be captured in video, then used:
      • for review, 
      • to prime new people,
      • to promote the workshop

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