Group Story Writing Activity
Each part of the story is represented by a number. Consider each a scene. That means that the action must take place in
one spot during a short amount of time.
a Main Character and a Sidekick.
Have another character/s tell your Main Character and the Sidekick
a prediction for the future. This future should be really good and get the
Main Character thinking about the possibilities. The Sidekick should also
hear some good news about his/her future. The futures should somehow be
linked. Reveal the setting.
the Main Character tell his/her Trusted Companion this news. The Trusted Companion should be named
and described. Have the Trusted Companion worry about the main character’s
potential to fulfill this better future.
The better future must involve the Main Character do something that
is not morally right. The Trusted
Companion fears that the Main Character is weak and teases/taunts the Main
the Trusted Companion plot with the Main Character to make the future
happen. There is an Obstacle Somebody
who stands in the way and must be removed.
Write the plan. The Main Character
should struggle with the problem, while the Trusted Companion will want to
go through with it.
the two carry out the plan. The Main Character should be upset with what
he/she has done, yet will, with the help of the Trusted Companion, find a
way to frame someone else.
Main Character now wants to eliminate the Sidekick because the future of
the Sidekick could ruin the Main Character’s future. They plan to get rid
of the Sidekick and ask Another Party to help them, but Another Party only
gets half the job done.
the Main Character is on a rampage and has decided to remove Another Potential
Obstacle to his/her future. Ambition has gone wild!
Trusted Companion begins to feel guilt for what has been done especially
since a lot of it was his/her idea.
or several people impacted from the Main Character’s devious plans
decide/s enough is enough and plans to stop the Main Character. Revenge is
had. The Main Character is stopped.
Total Characters Needed
Party to help (minor)
Potential Obstacle (minor)