The day began with our intrepid campers rewriting classic fairy tales in the style of a CYOA. We had Little Red Riding Hood beating the wolf to the grandmother’s house, Cinderella hiring a maid and the wolf who tormented the three little pigs becoming a vegetarian.
Then we talked about beats in screenwriting before we set out to capture specific plot moments in our CYOA stories and KEEP THE PLOT MOVING!
After lunch and a game of Munchkin, we took a stroll around the gorgeous USF campus.
Then it was a visit from Dr. Pat and Dr. Mike, TBAWP’s Directors, who came to give us feedback. But first we made a list of how we wanted to be talked to as writers and not students, how we wanted feedback.
- Be honest, but nice
- No unnecessary praise (I don’t need the praise sandwich)
- Remember, it’s not done yet!
- Don’t fix my grammar (I know it’s bad)
- Focus on my story and my ideas