images (4)There are times when God stymies your plans. Times when it doesn’t really matter what you try to do, it just goes wrong. There are times when God just says, ‘Stop squirming’. Then there are times when everything lines up so perfectly that you wonder if it’s even possible. Times when it seems like the path is perfectly clear, even though the goal is something that you’re unsure about. Here’s a little tidbit I’ve learned: God does what he wants. Part of what it means to follow him is learning to want what he wants, or at least to accept what he wants and trust him in the middle of it. When God says stop, you stop. When he says go, you go. Even if you don’t particularly want to do either one. Of course, if you do want to, it’s all just that much easier. Anyway, it’s Friday, which means that it’s time for another plot challenge.I hope you all enjoy yourselves thoroughly! So here are the rules for today’s challenge:

Your challenge: Take a movie, book, short story, play (preferably something religious) that you love, and identify each character and significant plot point. Now, identify the three most significant, pivotal events in the story, and work your way back through the plot, but change those three events. For instance, in Romeo and Juliet you might change the death of Tibedo so that he lives. Now, work your way back through the story step by step and figure out how the characters would react to those changed plot points. How would they react (in character)? How does this change the overall events of the story? Feel free to use this as an impetus to write some up a new story entirely, but the goal here is to see how character’s themselves help to shape the plot of a story.

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