Thursday, September 01, 2005

New Beginnings Addendum

Interpreting the instructions for the assignment after I posted to my new blog, I decided to rewrite, in 50 words or less, the barebones version of the plot:

Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of home AND career, she just wants to find leve l ground after betrayal by the man she had deeply loved and trusted. A handyman with a secret past wants to help ease her burdens. (38 words in two sentences.)

Next: The Six-Point Plot
The Goals of both the hero and the villain.
The Crisis--what triggers events
The Obstacles
The Disaster--hero appears destined to fail
The Solution
The Resolution

The heroine's goal: to take care of her responsibilities.

The hero's goal: to find a way to make amends for his failures in war action and to win the heart of the heroine.

The villain's goal: Who is the villain? Does the villain have to be a person?

I guess I need to ponder these things for awhile. Be back tomorrow.

4 comments:

Fred said...
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Jay Hudson said...

Well,I don't know...but I like the antique, parchment background.

It looks very nice m'am.

Jay Hudson

MysteryKnitter said...

I like this blog and the background.

MysteryKnitter said...

I have the same problem with one of my stories. Or rather, if group A wants thing X, and the group B wants Y, it seems that there is no clash whatsoever. But maybe I can figure it out. It just takes time.