You have created some amazing characters this past week and I think they are ready for an adventure. As a twist though, you are going to choose someone else’s character and write them into a situation where they meet and interact with your character. REMEMBER, this isn’t meeting the author of the character, it’s meeting the person they created. Think about how their character would react to meeting your character in a certain situation. You are also responsible for writing the situation in which they meet. Maybe, they are both spies, meeting to exchange information during a war. Maybe they are both starting school the same day and find that they have all the same classes. You can choose any situation you like for them to meet but make sure you are creating a conversation that those two characters would have and include the reactions and personalities that the characters would have. Enjoy this, it doesn’t have to be serious but it must make sense, be appropriate and have proper punctuation! Think quotation marks and our editing checklist!
This week we had the pleasure of chatting with author Christoper Tozier (@oliviabrophie). He was incredibly inspiring, and offered us tons of tips on our writing, what it’s like to be a writer, and challenges that writer’s face. Something he spoke about was the importance of developing character, and creating characters that are 3 dimensional. Your task this week is two parts:
The Happiness Advantage
I found this talk to be so motivating and inspiring. As we have been talking about wellness this past week, mental well being and how to be positive, I think the time is right for this talk. As he speaks (quickly) about the happiness advantage, I want you to pay close attention towards the end as he offers listeners the secret that his research has helped him find. There is a key to gaining the happiness advantage:
For your blog post this week you have a choice but they both start the same way.
I think it’s one of the most interesting things in the world how a video all of sudden goes viral. It almost seems like magic for someone to put something up and then it has millions of views. I’m super happy that one of my videos has over a thousand views (that’s right, how to spell check in google docs)! Today I’d like you to watch the video above. I just heard about it on the radio this morning and when I watched it, it had about 477 000 views. Watch the video and in your blog post underneath answer the following questions.
Why do you think that videos go viral? What makes people want to share some videos and not others?
Do you think this is an effective way to create change? Why or Why not?
What’s your favourite viral video … post a link to it and explain why you think it was able to go viral.
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