Create Action and Conflict

The Boys and Girls Club

Dayna arrives at the Boys and Girls Club on Saturday. There’s a classroom where James and several high schoolers are gathered in a circle in the middle of a raised platform. Dayna enters quietly and sits in the back row. James hears her, turns around, and introduces Dayna to the group.

“Hey, this is my friend, Dayna, everybody!” Dayna gives the group a small wave. “She’s an instructional designer. I asked her to come watch our scenes today. You need an audience and”—he smiles at Dayna—“she could use some help with story writing.” The kids greet her and smile.

So that’s why he invited me, thinks Dayna. Well, these kids probably know a lot more about how to tell a good story than I ...

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