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Character Driven Fiction

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David Keck

on 2 December 2015

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Transcript of Character Driven Fiction

Big History Small Stories Characters Drive Stories Favorite Character Think about a favorite character from books, TV, or movies. 1. What made you care about the character?
(Personality? Abilities? Struggles? History?) 2. What does your character want or need? 3. What obstacles get in the character's way? People like stories about people. We've been gossiping about each other since caveman days. We like to hear about interesting people. We love it when they win and cry when they lose! We sympathize when they struggle against terrible obstacles. What kinds of people do we root for? (What kinds of characters do we sympathize with?) Big Question Recent Reading 1. What made you care about the character?
(Personality? Abilities? Struggles? History?) 2. What does your character want or need on this page or in this story? 3. What obstacles get in the character's way? Obstacles happen on every page! Key Words A Character: A fictional person
Sympathy: Feeling of support for another person.
Motivation: Something someone wants and that makes them take action.
Obstacle: Something that makes it hard for you to succeed. Somebody Wanted But So Character Based Summary The Character Their Motivation The Obstacle The Resolution (How Did it Turn Out?) One Man's Story:
A Bullet Through His Helmet What makes this character sympathetic?
(ie. What about this character makes you feel connected to them). Big Question In paragraph form write an SWBS summary using the proper academic terms. SWBS with Academic Language:
Character, Motivation, Obstacle, Resolution
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