EXERCISE Plot Practice: Week 11, Guest Assistant

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by The Mood is Write, May 20, 2016.

  1. Everyone loves plotting! Plotting is a fabulous way to find new ideas, breathe new life into old ones, and otherwise just have a really good time.

    I'm going to throw three basic plots (in various formats) a week, and users are welcome to post their takes and what they'd do with any given plot.

    1. Legion of Lost Souls
    2. Dying Race
    3. Not Enough to Bury




    Below are my examples.

    1. Legion of Lost Souls

      When he and the noose fell through the trap door to land on the ground, he thought he'd caught a lucky break, right up until he was shoved on a boat to go kill his nation's enemies, all the while with the noose still about his neck.
    2. Dying Race

      Birth rates had dropped again in the past year. Michel glared down at the report. People were dying to stupid shit like diseases they thought they'd eradicated, and babies living past delivery were getting more and more rare. The race was dying, and he knew of only one way to save it...

      In theory.

      It likely had to do with the weird being hidden two miles under the earth's surface that they'd discovered while drilling.
    3. Not Enough to Bury

      There wasn't enough to bury, but that was because Jones wasn't actually dead—his treachery knew no bounds, and now he was outside the family home of his long-time nemesis, who had single-handedly ruined his budding computer company. Who could stop him now?