In this activity you are going to create two characters; the main character in your story (the protagonist) and the villain (or antagonist).
Take two pieces of paper - use one for your main character and one for the villain. On the first piece of paper:Write down 5 words to describe your main characterWhat is their favourite thing to do? What are they scared of? What is their greatest dream? (This can be what they try to do in the story). What do they think of the villain?Draw a picture of your main characterOn the second piece of paper:Write down 5 words to describe your villainWhat is their favourite thing to do? What are they scared of? Why don’t they like your main character? What do they do that causes problems for them? Draw a picture of your villain
On a new piece of paper, write a story about these two characters. If you get stuck then try answering the following questions:What does your main character want? (They should be trying to get this at the start of your story.) What goes wrong? (This will make your story interesting.) What does the villain do that causes problems? What happens at the end of your story? (Is the main character successful?)What happens to the villain?