Examples of the Drawing & Brainstorming Process

                   from Workshop Series #1, Week 2: Castles, Caves, & Constellations

Example #1 

The story-crafting focus of this workshop is making a setting feel “real” to the reader by imagining a specific setting and using the 5 senses to make the setting come alive.

One student worked on drawing the house.

One student worked on drawing and naming the portals.

Two students worked on drawing the larger setting outside the house. 

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The group brainstormed various specific settings, then decided on one of them to develop on the Zoom whiteboard.

All ideas are welcome, no matter how random or seemingly unrelated.

Watch how some of these ideas show up in the story below. . . 

1. Initial brainstorming
2. Drawing
3. Further brainstorming (after drawing)
4. Writing

This is what one student wrote during the workshop:

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by Kai

  Example #2        from Workshop Series #1, Week 3: Dragons, Danger, & Drama

The story-crafting focus of this workshop is making the reader worry about the main character by giving the character a problem and making the problem get worse

1. Initial brainstorming
2. Further brainstorming 

The group brainstormed various problems a character could have, then decided on two of them to develop on the drawing page.

The group brainstormed ways in which each of the two problems could escalate.

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3. Drawing

For each scenario, one student drew a symbol or image of the main problem, and three students each drew an image for one of the escalations. 

4. Writing

Taking inspiration from the second scenario, this is what one student wrote during the workshop:

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by Jun