Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Teen Author Boot Camp

Last Saturday I spent the day with 130 fabulous teen writers at the Teen Author Boot Camp. The teens impressed me with their intelligence and creativity as we busted stereotypes and figured out ways to make believable bad guys and interesting main characters. 

Wanna try it yourself?

• List five stereotypes. How is this character the exact opposite of one of these?
• Think of three actions that will make this character sympathetic.
• Write this character’s history (parents, trauma, etc.). Add the best bits to your story.

Thanks so much to Writers Cubed for organizing a wonderful day! 

1 comment:

  1. It is amazing how teens in boot camps can improve and become better than they are before. But it is sad not too many know about these programs. And I bet once someone will know they will be excited to send their teens in the boot camp they want to put their kids in.