- This exercise is by NO means mandatory. So please, if you have other obligations or assignments, we ask that you focus on those first.
- Content discussed in this thread will NOT be used as game content, this is an exercise in writing only and nothing discussed here should be taken seriously.
- This exercise is open to everyone, and is NOT limited to MWM employees. Fans and the general public are welcome to participate
- Participation in this game should NOT be considered as an application to become a member of the MWM staff.
The goal of these threads will simply be to have fun while working out our collective writing chops! It is also open to everyone, from MWM employees to the general public. The reason for this is to help encourage Dev/Fan base relations. So feel free to be creative, but be sure to follow the exercise guidelines. If enough people participate, more of these games/lessons will be added.
Today’s game is about being creative with character motivations! Every character in a story should have a motivation, something that drives them forward, that gives them a reason to get up in the morning. Simply put; motivation is what makes a character do what they do! The goal is to practice writing a backstory for an already established character.
1. Below are 5 "candidate" pictures with a name and a job assigned to them. Select ONE of the 5 photos to work with.
2. Write three different bios for the picture you select: Who is this person if he was a Hero. Who is this person if he was a Villain. Who is this person if he was a Civilian.
3. All 3 bios have a limit of 10 phrases each!
4. Within each bio you will write, you must include WHO the character is (name provided), WHERE he/she is from, WHAT does he/she do (job provided), HOW does he/she do it, and most importanly WHY does he/she do it.
Candidates: *links lead to images, not websites.*
Profession: Male Model.
Profession: Child care.
Profession: Business man.
When replying/posting, I ask that you clearly identify yourself by posting this template:
Name and forum handle: John Doe (a.k.a. Doe Boy)
Status: MWM Employee or Fanbase
Position: Lead, Dev, Contract, Fanboy/girl, etc.
When posting your separate bios, please do so as such:
Who is this person as a Hero:
Who is this person as a Villain.:
Who is this person as a Civilian.:
Now have fun with it! And look for the next game which will be about integration!
You wear a mask to hide who you are, I wear a mask to show who I am.
Staff Writer, Composition Team