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What is Your Quest?

Writing Workshop: What is in your quest?

The “Quester”

  • Who?
  • What are they like?
  • Where do they come from?

The Quest

  • What is it?
  • Why go on it?
  • Is there an urgent threat (time limit)?


  • Who?
  • How many?
  • Why are they helping the “Quester”?

The Journey

  • Where?
  • When?
  • How?

The “trials and tests”

  • What are they?
  • How does the Quester overcome them?
  • Who stands in the way / wants to stop the Quester?

The opponent

  • Is there someone else on the quest?
  • Why are they out to stop the “Quester”?

Final Challenge!

  • What is the climax (final battle)?
  • What are the consequences?
  • Where does it take place?

Homecoming (Afterwards)

  • How does the “Quester” return home?
  • How is the “Quester” greeted?


The key elements of a story! WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHY? WHEN? HOW?

If it helps – draw the characters and do a storyboard of the plot!