EXERCISE Plot Practice: Week 3, Incomprehension

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by The Mood is Write, Mar 25, 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. Noble x Foreigner
    2. What the Hell, Hero?
    3. The protagonist's language is different from the local dialect.




    Below are my examples.

    1. Noble x Foreigner
      Alion has always viewed magic as a wicked force that robs people of their souls, however it is almost necessary for survival in their resource-poor country to ensure crops reach maturity and animals survive the harsh conditions. Niobe is a free-spirited nation where their view involves every existence having a soul, even the stones, and nobody's soul can be taken from them. Now, for the sake of mending unfortunate relations between these two nations, a pair of noble youths have been betrothed to each other.
    2. What the Hell, Hero?
      "Imagine my surprise when my hero and mentor turned one hundred miles of land into nothing but a crater. I screamed at him for a week!"
    3. The protagonist's language is different from the local dialect.
      With a gasp, the protagonist woke up. His computer was gone, and so was his desk and even the suspiciously sticky stained walls. Instead, forest all around, and a strange, tiny girl stared down at him. "Hualyu?" She tilted her head as wide eyes with no whites stared down at him. Slowly, she bent at the waist to inspect him more easily.

      In this story, the protagonist has been found by not only a native to a strange land, but she's the runaway oracle child. With a bounty on her head, he must make sense of this new world and survive bounty hunters.