What are you talking about?<br />A series of books where each story is written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist and making choices that determine the main character's actions and the plot's outcome.<br />
Choices<br />The books are formatted so that the protagonist encounters conflicts that present him with choices. <br />The reader must decide what the character does.<br />
Why haven’t I heard of these?<br />They were super popular in the 80s and 90s, but can still be found in book stores today.<br />
There’s always a hero.<br />This person faces a lot of decisions throughout the story.<br />So, you’ll have to set up some instabilities in this person’s life. <br />
Point of View<br />SECOND PERSON<br />It’s the reader that controls the story.<br />As the writer(s) of a CYOA story, you let the reader decide what happens next.<br />
There are a lot of problems.<br />When a book has 32 possible endings, the reader has had to make at least 6 choices to get there.<br />
They’re adventure stories.<br />Hero<br />Wants something<br />Villain<br />Who stands in his/her way.<br />Setting <br />Provides a platform for the story<br />Conflict<br />Obstacles/choices drive the story<br />
Your Task:<br />In a group of four:<br />Outline your plot using the handout. <br />Log into your Google Doc and begin your story.<br />Split into pairs to write two different paths the story could take.<br />Individually wrap-up the story through four different endings. <br />
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