Lesson 7: Some Thoughts About Plot

Writing Exercise

Outline a couple of scenes in which you run a character through the desire-choice-consequence cycle at least twice: 

  1. Put your character in a situation that requires a choice. 
  2. Now consider what your character wants.
  3. Be sure your character’s choice grows out of those desires.
  4. What are the consequences of that choice?
  5. Do those consequences change what the character wants? Do they change the character’s available choices?