Well, as your week ends, I trust that you can look back on it and say that it’s been both enjoyable and productive. If not, then what have you been doing with your time? Really, as Solomon says, the greatest calling of man is to serve God and enjoy life. So, isn’t that what we should take the time to do with each and every day? Admittedly, I’m not always good at it either, but I’d like to be! Anyway, it’s time for a plot challenge, so with no further ado: 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.