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Yesterday I was a Donkey, Today I am a Rat August 3, 2006

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC 2006 Classwork Archives.
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All Year 9 students (and some Year 8 students) are invited to join an interactive novel set up by Miss Pryor, Mr Rudd and myself. This will be an extension exercise for those of you who have already finished your mini-novels and will greatly boost your mark for this semester. To join, you need to do the following:

1) Ask your teacher. You will then be added to the site as a contributor, meaning you can post entries whenever you like.

2) Complete a “Build Yourself A Character Sheet” sheet and submit it to your teacher. You need to create your own character because all of your entries will be written from this character’s point of view. Your character will be telling their own story.

3) You’ll also need to think of a story for your character. Your story will change, due to the interaction of other characters, but you should have a general idea of what your character will get up to. Read the chapters already written to get an idea of the sort of story you could tell.

4)  You’ll also need to follow these rules:

  • Your character can’t kill anyone else’s character. In fact, you shouldn’t use anyone else’s character in your story unless you’ve talked to them about it first. No-one else should do anything to your character without talking to you first.
  • You must read all other entries. Any large events that happen in the setting (such as a riot or a bombing etc.) need to happen to your characters as well. This will allow the stories to connect with each other.
  • Use the comments to regularly give CONSTRUCTIVE feedback to the other authors. You’ll really appreciate the feedback on your own chapters – it makes you want to keep writing!
  • Write regularly! These stories will be available to anyone who wants to read them. Readers will need regular entries to stay interested.
  • Do research! There’s a list of resources on the site, so make the most of them.
  • Have fun! (This rule is possibly the most important.)

The site is here: pulpedfiction.wordpress.com

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