Lesson 5 - PLOT - Now you will make notes about what happens. What happens in the story? When does the story take place? Does the story happen now, in the past or in the future?
Look at your characters and your setting and your original notes and ideas? What is something that can happen to your characters in the setting you picked?
ASSIGNMENT 5A: Brainstorm as many ideas as possible about what could happen to your characters and what might happen in the setting you picked. Go back over your ideas and pick your favorites. Ideally come up with one favorite thing that will happen or a series of related things for your plot. Save these notes for lesson 6.
ASSIGNMENT 5B: In the comments below, talk about a story or movie that had a really interesting or surprising plot that is memorable. What is a movie or book you watch or read again and again? Is the plot something that keeps you coming back for more? Why?
OPTIONAL BONUS: Respond to a post by another student and discuss writing. Keep the posts positive and supportive. Students who are negative toward other students will not receive a certificate or instructor feedback at the end of the class.
If you need help at any time, type up your notes and email your question and your notes to me at firstname.lastname@example.org