Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): WriterLab—Character

Who do you think of when I say Katniss? Or Percy? How about Romeo and Juliet?

Well-written characters will have us following along in their stories regardless of how many twists and turns they may take. They'll have us crying in one chapter and cheering them on to succeed in the next. Perhaps you find yourself rooting for the villains in the story. Whatever the case, a good story starts with a great character.

#READ: Every Day by David Levithan

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Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.


#LISTEN: Character Driven Concept Albums

My Chemical Romance

David Bowie

Janelle Monae

Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys by My Chemical Romance The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monáe


#EXPLORE: QUIZ: Which Character Trope Are You?

"We’re all playing out character tropes on the rich tapestry of our life story. So which character trope are you?" From SparkNotes.com

#PLAY: Kahoot! Challenge—Can you name the book from its character?

Book Characters Kahoot

Game PIN: 08194287

#JOIN: WriterLab for Teens

Do you love language? Know what it feels like to breathe life into a character by putting pen to paper? Be empowered through storytelling, all while building writing skills. Explore your imagination through creative, hands-on writing activities and games. (For ages 12 – 17)
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – 4:45 pm


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