Starts on the Date/Time - Sep 1 2016 - 10:15 am - 11:15 am
This creative writing class explores the genre of open-ended stories and adventures, such as we find in computer games. Throughout the semester students will create their own Minecraft adventure quest. We will discuss character development and dialogue writing, which the students will put to use in creating Minecraft NPCs (non-player-characters). We will discuss plot devices and ways of providing backstory. We will talk as well about how famous authors used different literary techniques.
All students will require Minecraft for PC/Mac.
Instructor: Christy Knockleby
5-10 students, 8 years and older
Time: Thursdays 10:15-11:15 am Pacific.
Week 1. Introduction to Minecraft adventure maps – what is a Minecraft adventure map? How do we build one?
Week 2. Designing our class project
Week 3. Writing the NPC scripts
Week 4. Minecraft building tools and creating a setting
Week 5. Exploring our class project
Week 6. Plot development and getting started on our own stories
Week 7. Writing an NPC script continued
Week 8. Character Development
Week 9. Quest objectives and riddles
Week 10. Quest objects
Week 11. Foreshadowing, and guiding the player through the game
Week 12. Backstories
Week 13. Writing the introduction
Week 14. Presenting our stories
Week 15. Presenting our stories continued