The basic idea is that writing is not a good process for developing stories and that various creative play activities can be more helpful. Towards that end we did a number of exercises, some in pairs, some as the complete group. They ranged from identifying unanswered questions in stories (e.g. what did Little Red Riding Hood ride?) to having additional characters enter our stories to having a partner control our volume and energy.
Overall, it was a fun afternoon and three hours was enough time for barely a taste of Kevin’s process. I will suggest that this workshop is probably best suited for someone adopting a traditional or literary story, rather than working with an original story. (I deliberately don’t use the term "personal story" here, because I believe all stories are personal.) Kevin is interested in doing this in the D.C. area again, so stay tuned.