Well, my girlfriend’s been up here this week. So, I’ve been enjoying myself a little bit more than normal :P. Plus she sent me a care package with a lot of baked goodies in it… that was kind of awesome. And, to top it all off, I had my first afternoon off in a long time and I watched both The Equalizer (which is excellent, btw, it should definitely be on your watch list), and I’m watching Godzilla as I write this. I’m hoping that you are having a wonderful day as well. So, I have a plot challenge for you, and in honor of my day, 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.