Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Friday the 13th

Exercise for Friday
1. Make a character. Three levels are needed for character formation. A. a census form. Name, age, occupation, gender, place of birth, parents, language, class, income etc. B. Timeline of important events till the present. c. Value map: temperament, propensities, tastes, values, dreams, quirks. Definitely do A, and if you are feeling adventurous try B and C.
2. Create a five-sentence plot outline for a horror story.

You can do either one of these.

Saturday, July 07, 2012


You have all been sent invites to the blog. Please click on the link in the invite to join. For those who were not present on Friday, we did a story exercise. I asked people to write a story outline in five sentences. As follows:

1. Introduce your main character, ie the person whose point of view you will take.
2. Introduce your subsidiary character who will interact with the main one.
3. Describe the start state.
4. Describe the destabilising force.
5. Describe the resolution.

This is the simplest story-recipe you can have.