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Unformatted text preview: PLOT DRIVEN STORIES What is a plot? PloT is sTrucTure. lT holds TogeTher your sTory. PIoT is The incremenTol perTurboTion of on unsToble homeosToTic svsTern ond iTs coTosTrophic resToroTion To 0 complexified equilibrium. —John BorTh [lncremenTol PerTurboTion: How To Know WheTher You‘ve GOT o PIoT or No Plotting models ArisToTeIion Incline [modified byJohonn GoTTIieb FichTe] ACT 1 ACT 2 ACT 3 Equilibrium Disequilibrium Equilibrium 21. Aiden hos olreody given up on Tino. He meeTs Rick while he wos on his woy To 0 coffee shop neor school. He Tries To ignore him buT Tick comes up To him. He mocks his for being “goy” buT AidenjusT brushes iT off. 22. STello Tolks To Aiden To Tell him To sTop Tino from seeing Rick. He's hesiTonT oT firsT buT he finds ouT obouT The drug incidenT ond Leyo's suicide oTTempT. IT's hord for him To swollow his pride buT he sees ThoT Rick's bod influence ond Tino's well—being is more imporTonT Thon his own feelings oT This momenT. Turning PoinT 23. Aiden Tolks To Tino. He Tells her To sTop seeing Rick, noT becouse he wonTs her buT becouse he wosjusT worried for her soke. He Tells her obouT Rick's oddiCTion ond Leyo's condiTion. She refuses ond Tells him ThoT she olreody knew obouT Rick's oddicTion, ond ThoT iT doesn'T moTTer for her. 24. Rick inviTes Tino To The roofTop of his oporTmenT building. There he olso forces Tino To Try drugs. He pressured her so she did Try iT even Though she didn'T reolly wonT To. 25. Mong Ermong, o joniTor, sees Them ond reporTs Them To The police. Rick goes To rehob ond Tino olmosT geTs expelled from school. DenouemenT 2o. Tino opologizes To Aiden for her decisions ond soys she should've lisTened To him. Aiden is bock To The woy he wos before: noT inTeresTed in doTing girls. BuT he's sTill friends wiTh Tino. 27. Rick. ofTer o few monThs in The rehob. reolizing how he hos olmosT desTroyed The lives of Two people, goes To The seminory ond Tries To chonge for The beTTer. "‘ This is o mulTi—ChorocTer ouTline. There ore four chorocTers ThoT ore involved in The sTory. Eoch of Them hove Their own personoliTies ThoT ore bosed from Their own ChorocTer profiles. Even Their confliCTs ore bosed on This ond Their ChoroCTer Chronology. In consTrucTing sTories, you con come up firsT wiTh your ChoroCTer ond moke The sTory move bosed on his ocTions ond decisions. This is The chorocTer—driven ploT. 3. One doy' Teocher Alex sow Bingo's drowing ThoT wos ploced on his desk. She Tells him To porTicipoTe in on ArT compeTiTion so ThoT he could eorn money ond improve his skill. 4BuT Bingo Turned down The suggesTion becouse he wos ofroid of whoT his porenTs mighT Think if he pursues such seemingly unprofiToblejob ond wosTe Their Time ond money. 6. Teocher Alex helped Bingo find 0 weolThy sponsor To send him To on orT school in l\/\onilo. She Told him To go home ond Try To convince his porenTs for This wonderful opporTuniTy. She olso ossured ThoT she'll be poying Them 0 visiT in order To exploin everyThing To his porenTs. Turning DoinT 1. IT's been doys since Teocher Alex senT Bingo home To Tolk To his porenTs. Bingo sTill hodn'T reTurned. She decided To go To Their house personolly. 2. The ploce Teocher Alex orrived oT wos someThing she didn'T duiTe expecT. The ploce seemed To hove been obondoned for 0 very long Time. The rooms were full of dusT ond infesTed by d loT of insecTs ond bugs. She ThoughT ThoT she mighT hove hod The wrong oddress. Climox 1. She osked oround The ploce if They knew Bingo ond his fomily buT olmosT every one of The people in The smoll villoge didn'T know Them. BuT on old lody who sow her osking oround for The fomily collcd her. So Toochor Al x w nT To The old lody's huT. 2. old lody Told Alex ThoT The fornily she wos looking for were olreody deod. They were murdered decodes ogo by loon shorks when They goT inTo so much debT. The whole fomily were shoT To deoTh. However, Bing's body wos never found. Nobody ever knew whoT nod hoppened To him. ACT 3: Equilibrium DenouemenT Teoch r Alex corn bock To The school buT never sow Bingo onymore. His exisTence wos o mysTery To her. If he wos supposed To be deod, Then who is The boy who she Tried To help in her Floss? Fven The people in school didn'T seem To remember ony boy nomed Bingo. Wos hejusT o producT of her imoginoTion? She Tries To Think obouT These Things while siTTing olone in her desk when suddenly o breeze of cold oir brushed ogoinsT her skin. ExposiTion 1.lT's 0 big doy for Aiden. He wokes up OT 4100 in The morning To check on his collecTion for The losT Time. He piles up oil The cloThes ond Tools for his show ond rushes To his cor. He sTorTs The engine of his cor ond goes To school. 2. Upon orriving in schooll he proceeds To do dome losT minor Tweoks on his designs. He geTs some sorT of OCD when iT comes To his works. AfTer some Time when he felT like noThing else con be done To moke his cloThes beTTer he wenT To The cofeTerio To geT some coffee. He only hos To woiT for his models ond he's oll seT. 3. A bunch of girls from The inTerior design course opprooched Aiden ond obviously wonTed To Tolk To him. They Try To Tolk ond flirT wiTh him buT of course Aiden ignores Them. He leoves Them ond commenTs on how Their oquiTs moke Them look foT. The girls geT offended, buT he's used To ThoT reocTion. Before he compleTely Turns owoy, one of The girls soys, “Moybe iT's True ThoT he's goy”. 4. He meeTs Tino while drinking his coffee. He siTs on The some Tobie os Tino ond They geT some nice choT. They osk eoch oTher obouT Their projecTs. Aiden commenTs on how Thin Tino hos become ofTer working on The projecT. BuT Tino jusT loughs ond soys ThoT Aiden should be The one To be worried obouT his figure ond They lough. 5. The sTudenT's foshion show hos olreody sTorTed. Tino geTs firsT before Aiden. He wishes him 0 good luck. <5. lT‘s Aiden‘s Turn. The crowds response wos greoT. Aiden feoTures onoTher sTunning collecTion in The runwoyl This Time is inspired by d combinoTion of meTollic fobrics ond fur cloThing. His models' moke up ore olso meTollic in sTyle. using colorful froesTed eye moke up ond gliTTery powders. The foshion show ended very well. lnciTing lncidenT 7. Aiden inviTes Tino ond Their oTher clossmoTes To 0 dinner To celebroTe The success of Their big proj cT. Ach r The dinncr Thc y go To 0 club. Becouse Aiden hos To drive he refuses To drink olcohol ond insTeod shows off his doncing skills in The club. 8. While oll eyes ore on Aiden’s doncing form, 0 girl who‘sjusT os goodjoins him ond Aiden doesn'T seem To mind. He gives her 0 high five ond They boTh donce. C). GeTTing Tired, The Twojoin Aiden‘s clossmoTes. She is Leyo ond she hoppens To be Aiden’s old friend from one of The donco closscs hc oTT ndod in The posT. ACT 1: SET—UP 1. Alex dlwoys wonTed To become 0 public school Teocher. When she wos young her moTher would olwoys beoT her up. She wonTed To become The moTher ThoT her own mom never wds To her own children. She hoped To give children The love ond core she never received OS 0 child. 2. Leorning of The need for more duolified Teochers in The province of Corigord in LeyTe, she wenT To The remoTe ploce righT ofTer groduoTion in order To fulfill her dreoms ond give hopes To The children of This province. 3.The condiTion of The school ond The sTudenTs in The provice wos Terrible. There wos o lock of clossrooms. lock of books, ond lock of Tedchers. She felT The need To hc lp Thos children in every possible woy she con. She provided school supplies ond moTeriols ond worked very possionoTely in order To Teoch The sTudenTs. 4. She noTiced 013 yeor old sTudenT in her Grode 4 closs nomed Bingo. She wonTed To know whoT wos wrong wiTh him ond Try To help him. 5. Bingo wos olwoys lefT ouT in closs. Aside from being The eldesT omong The clossl he wosn'T good oT moking friends. He hos low self esTeem, she ossumesl becouse even Though he is smorT he olwoys ponicks when he's osked To reciTe for closs. ACT 2: CONFRONTATION PloT PoinT 1 6. One doy, Teocher A|e>< sow Bingo's drowing ThoT wos ploced on his desk. She Tells him To porTicipoTe in on upcoming ArT compeTiTion sponsored by The governor so ThoT he could eorn money ond recogniTion ond improve his skill. 7. BuT Bingo Turned down The suggesTion. His lock of self confidence mokes him Think ThoT he won'T be oble To moke iT. 8. AfTer Tolking To him dnd convincing him over ond over ogoin. Bingo findlly occepTed iT. C). Bingojoined The compeTiTion buT wiThouT ony expechTions. Pinch 1 1C). Bingo won The soid compeTiTion much To his surprise. Tedcher A|e>< congroTquTed him ond Told him how she wos reolly expecTing him To win. 11. He wos given 0 prize money. BuT more Then This prize‘ he ThoughT ThoT he goined more. This mode Bingo reolize ThoT he hos his own worThl ThoT he wds given 0 TolenT for him To use for his own end his fomily's benefiT. This mode him goin his confidence. All Thonks To Teocher Alex. 12. AfTer The compeTiTion, Bingo wenT home ond gove money To his porehTs. He Useful tools you can use: ChorocTer Profile Form HeighT/WeighT: 178 cm/ oround 5' 1C). He grew 5 cmjusT This posT yeor. He isn'T shorT, he is olso noT Too Toll. He'sjusT soTisfied wiTh his heighT. AIThough people oround him wishes ThoT he grow Toller becouse he hos 0 good chonce of becoming 0 model. Sex: Hoir: Dress: Body Shoes: Foce: MouTh: Describe The usuol poses for: — Honds/gesTures: — FeeT/legs: — Torso/heed: r Build: Arms/legs: ImperfecTions: Age: BirTh doTe: BirThploce: Home exTeriors: Home inTeriors: His condominium in Monilo is big. iT wos originolly spocious buT becouse of his projecTs o IoT of Those spoces ore now occupied by monnequins, wordrobes ond cloThes:. He hosjusT enough furnishings: o bedjusT enough for one person To sleep on, 0 huge cobineT To keep oil his cloThes, 0 big shoe rock where he keeps oll his shoes. 0 working Tobie, o sTudy Tobie. o comforTobIe choir ond oil The necessory sTuff. He Tries noT To puT unneccessory furnishings bocouso ho doosn'T nood onyThing To Toke up The spoce in his oporTmenT onymore: ond The fields buT no signs of Bingo. ACT 31ResoluTion 25. IT wos olmosT dusk‘ Alex wos exhousTed from looking for Bingo The whole doy. Sho olroody rooch \d Th boy, ond decided To resT. ThoT's when she finolly sow Bingo,jusT holding o pen ond o smoll noTebook ond siTTing inside 0 smoll coTToge. l—le wos so concenTroTed on drowing The seoscope. 26. Alex opprooches him genTiy os To noT sTorTle him. When he sow her, hejusT smiled opologeTicolly, Alex smiled bock ond pots his heod. 27. Ten yeors loTer, Bingo is olreody Trovelling Europe ond holding exhibiTs os o fomous orTisT. His plonned on exhibiT in his homeTown. l—le visiTed his old school, where Alex is sTilI hoppily Teoching The kids. 28. Alex moy hove olreody oged, buT she didn'T forgeT Bingo. She wos holding 0 piece of poper which Bingo noTiced. He looked oT iT ond recognized iT os o drowing. l—le osked The Teocher who drew The drowing, ond she poinTed To 0 guieT boy in The corner of The clossroom. “Looks like There's going To be onoTher Bingo in my closs.” This is now onoTher version of The firsT sTory ThoT follows Syd Field’s model. IT sTill hos on exposiTion and on inciTing incidenT. lT makes use of The pinches where The chorocers moke The wrong decisions unTil They reolize or ocT To go bock To The righT one. Unlike The firsT sTory, This one is more compleTe and gives us 0 beTTer ending. The Hero Cycle byJoseph Compbell Joseph Campbell cloims ThoT There is 0 single poTTern of sTories or myThs ThoT con be found oround The world. He used The Term “monomyTh” for This poTTern. All of The myThs follow The Hero Cycle os illusTroTed. AcT O: Someone Toils IoTe inTo The nighT. ACT it STorT wiTh on imoge. AcT 2: SomeThing bod hoppens. AcT 3: /\/\eeT The hero ond villoin. AcT 4: CommiTmenT. AcT 5: Go for The wrong gool. ACT 6: Reversol. AcT 7: Go for The new gool. AcT 8: Wrop iT up. There are still a lot of patterns and plots that can be used in creating stories. All stories have the same pattern. Your story can be unioue by changing the details of your story and basing it From your personal experiences. MeeTing The menTor 4. She runs bock os she doesn'T wonT To geT inTo Trouble. She goes To The neoresT police sToTion To reporT whoT hoppened. BuT she is filled wiTh doust ond fedrs, so she hesiToTes ond doesn'T enTer The sToTion yeT. Suddenly The policemen pushed 0 guy ouT of The sToTion who kepT on bugging Them. She opprooches The guy ond finds ouT she is looking for his sisTer, Anno. Crossing The Threshold 5. Anno wos losT seen Three doys ogo. She osks whoT she looks like. TimoThy, The guy describes his sisTer ond menTions ThoT her hoir is noT Too long ond ThoT she wos weoring 0 pink dress before she wos found missing This girl seems Too fomilior To Corlo. TesTs. ollies, enemies <5. The firsT Thing They do is reporT To The police obouT whoT Corlo sow. The police Tokes ocTion ond goes To The ploce where Corlo found The body. BuT iT is olreody gone. 7. Corlo is so convinced obouT The body so she decides To do her own invesTigoTion wiTh TimoThy. They Try To Trock The owner of The moTorcycle. Good Thing Corlo remembered The ploTe number of The vehicle. 8. BuT They find ouT ThoT iT wos only sTolen. 9. They olso osk oround if The people who ore living noor Tho sTor< hous< know who iTs owner is. 10. They soy The sTorehouse hos long been obondoned ond no one goes There onymore. 11. They ore lefT wiTh only one opTion. ond ThoT is To sneok inside The worehouse. Approoch To The cove 12. When They enTer The building, They find noThing suspicious oT The momenT. Corlo is confused 08 To why The body is missing. IT mighT hove been broughT To onoTher ploce. If ThoT's The cose‘ There is less chonce They would solve The cose. She siTs olown onol Thinks. TimoThy suddenly colls her. He hos found 0 hidden door To 0 secreT possoge. They wolk Through The possoge unTil iT leods Them To 0 sTinky room. 13.They ore surprised To noT only find one oleod body. buT Two. Beside The corpses They sow o bog wiTh o pile of poper. They look QT iT ond They find ouT ThoT iT is o lisT of nomes of people who ore big in The kidnop for ronsom groups ond Their ne><T TorgeTs. Supreme ordeol 14. They Try To goTher OH The evidences unTil The criminol orrives. They discover ThoT iT wos TimoThy's sisTer, Anno, who wos driving The moTorcycle. They ore shocked obouT whoT They leorn buT TimoThy hos To choose beTween her sisTer or Corlo. TimoThy's sisTer Tries To kill Corlo becouse of whoT she knows buT TimoThy sTops her. 15. TimoThy Tells Corlo To escope wiTh The popers. Anno Tries To go ofTer Corlo buT TimoThy sTops her. He Tries To convince Anno To sTop ondjusT give herself up To The police. Anno resisTs onol shooTs TimoThy. She Tokes oolvonToge of This ond runs ouTside buT before she could do ThoT TimoThy hos olreody shoT her. Reword/ boon 16. Corlo survives ond geTs ouT of The ploce. The woy bock 17. She orrives home, she sTill doesn'T know whoT To do obouT The siTuoTion. Some policemen come To Their house for invesTigoTion. She is suspecTed for killing The four p opl in The worohouso bocouso opporenle she wos seen by Q neighbor sneok ouT of The house running. She is quesTioned ond puT injoil during The police ore doing Their invesTigoTion. RessurecTion 18. She Tries To convince The police ThoT she is innocenT by showing The lisT of homes They hove found in The worehouse. AT firsT They don'T believe her becouse They Think ThoT she mighTJ’usT mode up The lisT of nomes. BuT she soys she will cooperoTe wiTh The police To copTure ond sTop some kidnop for ronsom incidenTs. 19. She preTends To be one of The ne><T TorgeTs of The syndicoTe. She geTs kidnopped. Using 0 Trocking dovico Th police were oblo To follow The syndicoTe ond her To Their hiding ploce. The criminols were copTured ond Corlo is proven noT guilTy. ReTurn wiTh Eli><ir 20. She is now ouT of her boring life os on office worker. Corlo is sTudying criminology. She reolized ThoT There ore o loT of evil people who would go 05 for os killing people ond desTroying reloTionships, like whoT hoppened wiTh TimoThy ond Anno. Her experience hos helped her 0 loT ond she wonTs To conTinue helping solve crimes. ...
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