Well, I want to apologize for the late post. I’m up visiting Alayna and her family for the week(ish) and Alayna and I manged to get sick together. So, we both laying around coughing, sneezing, and snuffling. I know, it’s so romantic, but it’s good timing for her because she doesn’t have to work, and her job is absolutely miserable when she’s sick. However, it does mean that neither of us were particularly focused on getting a post up yesterday :P. Anyway, 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.