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Scenario Writing A parent’s guide to scenario writing. By Shelby Rorabaugh 13’
What is scenario writing? An individual and/or team creative writing competition, depending on the competition level. Anyone can participate (individuals, team competitors, or new club members). Scenario Writing is more flexible than the booklet competition.
Why should my child do scenario writing? Why shouldn’t my child do scenario writing. S.W. does not interfere with the booklet competition (until internationals) The time frame is large – no pressure on deadlines. More creativity and independence than the booklet competition.
Who can become a scenario writer? If your child…. ◦Reads ◦Watches T.V. ◦Gossips ◦Is right-brained ◦Is left-brained ◦Likes technology ◦Is creative ◦Breathes and has a heartbeat…
Basic Steps Scenario Writing is easier than you think. But what exactly does it entail?
Basic Rules 1,400-1,500 word limit Times New Roman font Double spaced 20 years ahead Any topic of the FPS calendar year
Examples If the topic was global warming, the scenario writer could describe… Global warming on Mars! No one ever restricted you to Earth. A student excavating ancient underwater skyscrapers in Florida after the state was flooded due to rising sea levels. Two brothers jet packing to a carbon dioxide emission control station hovering 2000 feet in the sky. NO LIMITATIONS!
The judges look for… Mechanical prowess (grammar and spelling…) Plot development Relation to the future scene Characters Realism and probability of the future scene Originality
Iternationals Team writing 2-3 other randomly chosen students and you write a single story. Each person writes a chapter. Cohesion, teamwork, and basic rules apply.
In conclusion… S.W. is a great opportunity for your child to express himself/herself. With practice, anyone can write. You can compete in both the team booklet and scenario writing easily. S.W. is great competitors without the stress of a strict time frame.