My Story Maker is an online investigative literacy tool. This tool enables users to control storylines through selection of available characters, settings, objects, and plots. Text is automatically added as items are selected and dropped onto the scene. The result is an online storybook to print or share with others.
My Story Maker begins with identification of the author, you! Just key in your name, select ok, and turn the page. Yes, your book has pages!
Set the goal of your story. Select your main character from one of the over 20 possibilities. What is your main character’s goal? Choose one of the 7 possibilities. Next choose another character. Select ok and view your title page. Do you like your title? No. Go back and make changes. After all, this is your story.
Write your story by selecting one of the 10+ settings. Add scenery objects or items by dragging them onto the scene. Adjust your character’s feelings, actions, and interactions. Text is automatically written as objects are added and actions are adjusted. Don’t like the text? Delete it and key in text that is more your style. Like what is written, but want more excitement? Add supporting details. Remember, this is your story!
Once the story is complete select the preview option. Now you are the editor. Make adjustments if needed and click the end tab. Your story is complete! You may print it out or share with others. Don’t forget to save the “magic” number so that you can print it again later. You’re a published author now!