Abigail Samoun's breakout sessions were dealing with tools for every plot mechanic. She gave us advice, insight and practical tools to use for story plots. In our second session she had four volunteers share their homework and we had a great session listening to the process.
Since we can't give away all of Abigail's amazing tools we'll share one of her tools that is substantial to a plot. Ask these questions about your story and plot.
Tool #1- Be your hero’s worst enemy
-How can you be mean to your characters?
-Be especially mean to your most likable characters.
-Use the Dial of Misery (turn up the volume of misery that affects your character)- how can it get worse?
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