I hope you all enjoyed my post yesterday, and that you took it to heart. My day today has actually been fairly similar, amazingly enough… no, I’m not too busy, I don’t know what your talking about. Anyway, I’ve been watching Suits lately, which I have to admit is a very well done show. It has all the charm and joie de vivre of Madmen without… you know… leaving you feeling dirty inside. So far I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the show, and I definitely recommend it. 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.