Last week, we discussed the importance of focusing on creativity and on storytelling rather than on the mechanics of writing. We also pointed out to the fact that schools and online courses are unfortunately placing an emphasis on mechanics.
The good news: the development of students’ imagination and creativity is back! WiloStar3D has developed a groundbreaking avatar visualization and creation tool to help students inhabit the virtual minds and bodies of their characters.
It’s one thing to have a student sit in a classroom and use paper and pencil to draft ideas about character development, story conflict and what the character will do to bring the story alive. It’s another thing to actually be able to jump inside the story and have the character they have created come alive, walk around, talk and tell their story!
That’s what Avatar Storytellers online homeschooling writing class allows students to do: give an added level of immersion, creativity and imagination to their thinking process. Avatar Storytellers also allows students to learn how to create and develop ideas by manipulating the story as it evolves in the 3D virtual world setting. Students can walk or fly up to their 3D storyboard and move ideas around, expand or reshape the story conflict and watch their drafts evolve.
Students interact with NPC (non player characters) to write their own quests, mysteries and digital stories. Students customize and develop expressive 3D avatars to populate their stories. The avatars are a springboard for new ideas and directions in the story and help shape the writing process itself.
Writing is not just about proper grammar and mechanics. Writing is about creating captivating stories that pull the reader into the plot. Avatar Storytellers online writing classes for homeschoolers encourage students to reach their full creative potential as writers and storytellers.