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Plot Study The Writers Creed On my honor I will do my best to create havoc on every page and to leave neither peace nor happiness in my wake To cause problems at every opportunity To abuse characters I love always aspire to the worst and sleep unburdened at night ID: 512758 Download Presentation

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7 Basic Plots

Plot StudySlide2

The Writer’s Creed

On my honor, I will do my best to create havoc on every page and to leave neither peace nor happiness in my wake; To cause problems at every opportunity; To abuse characters I love, always aspire to the worst, and sleep unburdened at night.Slide3

What This Means

Keep characters in the dark

Betray characters

Be a troublemaker

Begrudge happiness

Take glee out of humiliation

Challenge characters’ beliefsSlide4

Create Trouble on Every Page

Clint JohnsonSlide5

Plot StructuresSlide6

The OneSlide7

Mountain Plot MapSlide8

Mountain Plot Map: FMAB ExampleSlide9

W-Plot Map

W

Trigger Event

Setting Up Problem

1

st

Turning Point

2

nd

Turning Point

Recovering from Problem

2

nd

Triggering Event

Resolving

Resolution

Deepening ProblemSlide10

W-Plot Map: FMAB Example

W

Loss of bodies

Search for Philosopher’s Stone

Find out stone uses human souls

Anti-transmutation circle

Search for alternate means; Eastern Alchemy

Nationwide transmutation

c

ircle

Promised Day

Get bodies back

Don’t know what to do; group is split upSlide11

ConflictsSlide12

Central Conflicts

Human vs. Human

Human vs. Nature

Human vs. God

Human vs. Society

Human vs. Himself

Human vs. Magic ForceSlide13

Subplots

Add interest

Develop minor characters

Make smaller points

Add to messageSlide14

Theme vs. Message

Theme

General principle of story

Can apply to anything

Message

Example of theme in action

Specific to storySlide15

Theme vs. Message

Example: FMAB

Theme: One is all, all is one (i.e., everything has a place and is connected)

Message: One cannot rise above his/her placeSlide16

7 Plot TypesSlide17

BasicsSlide18

The Quest

Protagonist & Co. acquire important object or get to a location, facing many obstacles along the way.Slide19

The Quest

Examples:

Lord of the Rings

One Piece

Legend of Zelda

Fullmetal

Alchemist (beginning)Slide20

Overcoming the Monster

Protagonist sets out to challenge the antagonistic force that threatens him/her and/or his/her homeland.Slide21

Overcoming the Monster

Examples:

Perseus

Fullmetal

Alchemist

Fate/Stay Night

Avatar: the Last

AirbenderSlide22

Voyage and Return

Protagonist goes to a strange land, faces obstacles, and returns with nothing but experience.Slide23

Voyage and Return

Examples:

Alice in Wonderland

Odyssey

Spirited Away

The HobbitSlide24

Rags to Riches

Protagonist gains power, wealth, etc., loses it all, and gains it back upon growing as a person.Slide25

Rags to Riches

Examples:

Cinderella

Axis Powers:

Hetalia

(Liechtenstein)

Magi: Kingdom of Magic (

Alibaba

)Slide26

Comedy

Light hearted story with a cheerful ending.Slide27

Comedy

Examples:

Baka

and Test

Twelfth Night

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ouran

Highschool

Host ClubSlide28

Tragedy

Protagonist is a villain who falls from grace and whose death is a celebrated event.Slide29

Tragedy

Examples:

Death Note

Macbeth

Hamlet

Julius Caesar Slide30

Rebirth

During the story, events and obstacles force the main character to change his/her ways, often for the better.Slide31

Rebirth

Examples:

Despicable Me

A Christmas Carol

Megamind

The Grinch Who Stole ChristmasSlide32

Now YOU Try I

t!

…Using the following tips. Believe in yourself.Slide33

Basic Classic StructureSlide34

Creating One: Exposition

Set stage

Meet main character(s)

Background info

Inciting incident/problem arisesSlide35

Creating One: Rising Action

Main character(s) are off on journey

Begin to solve/deal with problem

Possibly subplot time

Maybe splash around a bitSlide36

Creating One: Challenge 1

Find out that problem is not actually the issue

Maybe fight something/encounter immediate issue

Usually lose battle/barely come outSlide37

Creating One: More Rising Action

Recover from Challenge 1

Go on to continue to fix problem/real issue

Pick up new companion

More subplot time

Prepare for climaxSlide38

Creating One: Challenge 2

Characters may or may not be anticipating

Can arise from subplot/plot twist

OptionalSlide39

Creating One: Climax

Final fight/showdown

Characters usually must give it their all

Usually beat villain/main conflictSlide40

Creating One: The Eagles

Usually called Resolution

May also have “Elixir” before/after

All loose ends are tied up

Everyone is happy (unless it’s a dark story)Slide41

Classify

In the space provided, classify favorite anime plot as one of the seven plot types covered.

In the other spaces, identify the plot’s theme and message

Sketch a basic plot map in the space providedSlide42

Links

More plot type info:

http://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/seven-basic-plots.html

Subplot info:

http://allwritefictionadvice.blogspot.com/2011/01/subplots.html

More detailed subplot info:

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/7-ways-to-add-great-subplots-to-your-

novel

Complete plot/story tips:

http://www.aaronshep.com/youngauthor/

elements.html

Planning a plot in 8 steps:

http://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/plot-

outline.html

Plot twist help:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/4-ways-to-write-a-killer-plot-

twist

Theme vs. Message:

http://www.bobmoran.com/1035/the-difference-between-theme-and-

message

Writer’s Creed

http://www.clintjohnsonwrites.com/the-writers-

creed.html

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