https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/story-crafting-with-mice/ Online event
50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210
Classes, Kid Friendly, Virtual & Streaming
You’re probably already familiar with the basic parts of a story – setting, character, and plot – but have you heard of the MICE Quotient? Don’t worry, it’s not about rodents! The “MICE Quotient” (an acronym for Mileu, Inquiry, Character, Event), is a formula that can help you answer questions like: “how long should my story be?” “what order should I resolve my plot threads in?” and “did I forget to answer a question I raised earlier in the story?”
In this class, we’ll discuss what the MICE Quotient is and we’ll apply it to well-known works including The Wizard of Oz, The Hate U Give, Harry Potter, and Cinderella (it’s ok if you haven’t seen/read all the examples in advance). We’ll also spend time in class talking about your own fiction stories and/or novels (or ideas for stories and novels) and how you can use MICE to make your story structure stronger. For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.