Plot Exercise

The story of any book or film is in the first place a person who falls into the situation interesting for a viewer or a reader. Thus, in order to create a quality work, it is necessary to consider carefully the character and the story which will be in the center of the plot. For this exercise, a character is a recently divorced mother of three children who begins to experience a religious doubt. Thereby, a plot of the story is based on the moral inner feelings of the main character who is in a difficult situation.

To begin the story, it is vital to acquaint the reader with the features of the character and the situation which will be used later. Firstly, it is necessary to talk about the main character of the story. The basis of the plot is the personal experience of one particular person. It would be possible to start the story with a description of the situation and location of the heroes if the story is about the actions of a few characters. Thus, the story begins with the fact that the protagonist is a woman, aged 43, who has three children. According to Stephen King, "Good description usually consists of a few well-chosen details that will stand for everything else", so it is possible to use the description of tired eyes and unvarnished hair of the women to spice up the image. Nevertheless, there is no need to describe her circumstantially as it may be more interesting if she is a symbol or a collective image for the reader.

Further, it is necessary to define the situation in which the character is at the moment. In this case, it should be noted that the woman is divorced and she has no time to take care of children, work, and spend time on self-development. Thereby, the reader has the opportunity to sympathize with her before he finds out the main problem that is the loss of faith. In this case, it is possible to choose any faith but for this story, it is Christianity. In order to uncover the problem, the woman says to her mother that she is losing faith. For the deterioration of the situation, the mother blames the daughter of sin and the conflict with society appears in the story. Thus, the exposition consists of a description of the hero and circumstances in which she finds herself.

As for the culmination, it is necessary to create an emotional scene in which the character reaches the peak of emotions. For this reason, the woman goes to church and tearfully tells the priest about her moral issue when one of her children is seriously ill and she may not stand it. This part of the plot may be the most difficult for the reader so it is necessary to describe the emotions and feelings when she confesses to the priest her doubts extensively.

As for the outcome, the reader should get a certain lesson from the plot so the final part should contain the main message of the author. Therefore, the story ends with the sermon of the priest some time after the confession. He says that making mistakes and losing faith is normal but the main thing is to come back to the right path. At the same time, the woman and her healthy children are among the parishioners.

In conclusion, a qualitative story consists of the exciting character, the emotional culmination, and the instructive conclusion. This story has all three components in the plot so the character and the story may be revealed adequately. The plot is flexible enough to vary its size from the story to a full novel.

This material was provided by Tony Johns who works at

Publicado en Free Packages en agosto 05 at 07:10
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