Our topic for our creative writing workshop this week was the ever-elusive idea of “voice”. How to find it, how to make it real, how to differentiate a voice for each character. This, like so many concepts, is best described through examples, so I created this game for us to play:
I cut out each section had the kids pick a “situation”– a person and an event. Then they had four minutes to write in that voice. It was so much fun, and we honestly could have spent the whole hour playing this game and sharing our stories.
Next we shared the first few paragraphs of the stories we’ve been working on, and did our first “workshop” session. Only one month until the girls read their stories in front of an audience!