Class Chain Story

Daily Prompt #28: Catharsis

Write for five minutes about whatever is floating around your brain right now.

Today you’re going to have fun writing collaboratively.

Step One:
Everyone, open your notebook to a fresh page.  Write down a title for a story which doesn’t exist (yet).

Step Two:
When everyone is done, pass your notebooks to the left. Read the title of the new notebook in your hand, then begin writing the beginning of a story for it.

Step Three:
Whenever the teacher says, “Pass!” you should pass to the left. You will do this several times.

Step Four:
When it is the last pass, the teacher will tell you so that you know to finish the story.

By the end of the activity, you will each get your notebooks back, complete with a story created by the class.

Have fun!

Class Chain Story

Daily Prompt #23: Create-a-scenario (given setting)

Create a scenario which takes place in the following setting:

  • Present day, interior of the school cafeteria, Friday night, 11pm

Take ten minutes.

We’re going to have some writing fun creating chain stories as a class.

Let’s get in one big circle.

Now, everyone, start by writing a title for your story in your notebooks (you each will have your own).

Pass your notebook to the left. Read the title of the new notebook in your hand, then begin writing.

Whenever I say, “Pass!” you should pass to the left.

By the end of the activity, you will each get your notebooks back, complete with a story created by the class.

With the time remaining, you can continue working on your fiction piece.

Class Chain Story

Daily Prompt #41: Create-a-scenario (given setting)

Create a scenario which takes place in the following setting:

  • Present day, interior of Target, Black Friday, 4am

Take ten minutes.

We’re going to have some writing fun creating chain stories as a class.

Let’s get in one big circle.

Now, everyone, start by writing a title for your story in your notebooks (you each will have your own).

Pass your notebook to the left. Read the title of the new notebook in your hand, then begin writing.

Whenever I say, “Pass!” you should pass to the left.

By the end of class, you will each get your notebooks back, complete with a story created by the class.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Chain Story

The act of writing collaboratively is powerful.

With that in mind, our class will be writing a chain story.  Here’s how it will work:

* Read the introduction to the story (in this post) and any comments (this is where the story will continue).

* Continue where the story left off in a new comment you create.

* IMPORTANT: in your comment, “tag” someone to add on to the story.  That person should try to add on to the story within 48 hours. Feel free to add your own personal flair to it.  Let your writer’s voice shine through!

* EVERYONE must participate, BUT you have to wait until another classmate “tags” you.

You get 10 points for posting.

Happy Writing!

Here’s the first installment of our chain story:

 

“That One Night”

 

The night was a thick, damp blanket suffocating us.  Orange bumps spread across the ground like a festering rash, threatening to trip us as we precariously made our way through the pumpkin patch.

It was after hours.

What are we doing here?  I asked myself for the hundredth time.

 

Tony Stark, “TAG!  You’re it!”  🙂