KaramazovSo, this week Alayna and I have the somewhat unique opportunity to crew an ultrarunner through a 100 mile marathon. Honestly, I have no idea what to expect, but this should be interesting at the very least. That being said, this means that there may or may not be a post on Saturday. The race starts Friday night and goes through Sunday (though our runner is likely to be finished with it by sometime on Saturday afternoon or evening), so a post for tomorrow really depends on how much work I get done earlier in the day on Friday. I’m intending to put something together, but I may be too busy for it to happen. Also, as of today I am officially a Master of Theology :)! Yay for graduating! Anyway, I do have a plot challenge for you today. 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.

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