Our Major Club Project is to produce a 100 page short novel/book that will be put together under one title: "Life is Unpredictable". Each of our stories will reflect this theme and be put all together into a huge book filled with mini books each of us made as a collaboration by all the members of Writer's Club.
The Major Club Project will consist of everyone's unique writing styles and personalities which will be reflected in the characters and the writing of every individual's novel/book. We will apply our knowledge on how to properly write a story that contains exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution to make up the whole plot, characterization, story flow, sentence structure, grammar, dialogue usage, literary devices, figurative language, etc. in order to make a good quality novel/book. There will be meetings dedicated to working specifically on this Major Club Project while others will be focused on activities, recitals, parties, videos, and workshops to learn those essential writing skills. Everyone will be responsible for creating a book with this CRITERIA:
Each person create a story (Title: Life is Unpredictable)
Requirement: Finished by May 17, 2018
Make the Benchmarks! You have 2 strikes total!
Font: 14-16, Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial
Must be atleast 100 pages
Must involve unpredictable events (ups and downs)
A world with atleast 1-2 or more settings that'll be within the story
A certain time period (unless it's a fantasy); if it's nonfiction or occurring today, make it 2017-2018
Nice flowing plot based off of the workshops & lessons from Writer's Club
Smooth Transitions/Story Flow (Do not make it confusing to follow)
Characterization (1-2 or more characters change dramatically/dynamic and 1-2characters who doesn’t change = static)
Proper structure and grammar
MUST conclude the story with a quote or statement reflecting overall what made your story unpredictable (Author's note, doesn't need to be said by a character) (use event(s) that happened as an example)
Sign in cursive at end (Signature)
A drawing of overall story/theme in your point of view
There will be benchmarks to ensure that the book continues to progress in a timely manner. Anyone who is not meeting up with the benchmarks will be kicked out of the club. This is a commitment and should be taken seriously. Everyone will report their progress via the group chat, the website, and other ways of communication. Whether you have questions or want someone to look over a part you've written or you want ideas, talk to all of us! We're a family and all have experienced the cursed "writer's block" aka "brain fart."
The purpose of the Major Club Project is to have a prime example of what an author/writer does with their "team." In real life, the team consists of someone who writes the content, those who think of the ideas, revises the work, schedules book signings and meetings, and finds companies and stores to sell the book. Within Writer's Club, our team will only focus on writing, thinking of ideas, revising, and lastly, our novel/book will be published online on a website such as WattPad, etc. This will allow the members of Writer's Club to experience how it would be partially in the real world if they were to pursue a career as a writer/author. Through this project, we'll get a head start in knowing how cumbersome creating a book to its finest and publishing it can be for those who are actually writers, authors, poets, etc. We will also make more connections throughout the course of the M.J.C Project and being in Writer's Club.
Link to Everyone's Individual Story: Link to the Compiled Story ("Life is Unpredictable"): Main Characters and their Unique Personalities:
Secondary Characters and their Unique Personalities: Settings:
Locations in the Story:
Duration of Times from Beginning to End:
The Message/Theme of the Story: Life is Unpredictable
Major Changes from the Beginning of the Story to the End:
Reviews from Websites on Each of Our Stories:
What We Need to Improve:
This will be due on our last meeting of Writer's Club which is: Thursday, May 17, 2018