Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Plot the Remainder of the Story

1. The first and most obvious attempts have failed for the following problems. What do you do next?

            a.  In the first class of the day at high school, David’s girlfriend dumps him in front of the whole class.
            b. A ravenous dragon flew into town and scorched the entire village, leaving a sole survivor.
            c.  The bank is going to foreclose on the diner that is Mrs. Baker’s sole source of support if she can’t come up with enough money in one week.

2.  A violent gang is threatening to kill the mayor because of his crackdown on crime. How could you:

            a. deepen the conflict?
            b. broaden the conflict?
            c. bring the conflict to a climax?
            d. create a denouement?

3. Plot out your remaining try-fail cycles, the climax and the denouement.

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