Well, I took the GRE on Wednesday. My scores weren’t quite exactly what I was hoping for. On the verbal I got a 167, which is a little higher than the 165 I was shooting for and fair bit higher than the 160-162 that I was expecting. I’m pretty happy with that score. For my Quantitative reasoning I got a 152, which is a fair bit less than the 158 I was hoping for, but is around what I could realistically expect with only a month to study and an extremely busy month at that. I haven’t gotten back the composition scores yet, but I’m hoping that their fairly strong.Anyway, I have a plot challenge for you all. 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.