Here is the Slideshow Presentation that we walked through in class so that I could share a few of my heroes with you, as examples of the different kinds of conflicts and struggles a protagonist can face: they can be internal or external battles, but what matters most is that we give our characters a fairly substantial amount of challenges!
Link to the Slideshow: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CHI3wJDlZ2gOvwxnmU9-OV3YL0DEtC8jmUIshynxCVA/edit?usp=sharing
For tonight, be sure to do a brainsplash for your created character and WRITE ONE FULL PAGE describing the character you invent: what is she / he like? Personality? Physical appearance? Conflicts? Even if you don't use all of it in your story--or you change some of it--this is an important step along the creative path of authorship!
Our word of the day is MUSTER, which is a verb that means to stir up; to gather, as in Michael Jordan mustered his strength to try out again for the basketball team after he didn't make it his Freshman year of high school.
And here are a couple of photos from our SUBLIME visit with National Book Award winning author Kathy Erskine on Monday: