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PLOTTING


Every good story is just a test of conflict. What your character will do in a particular situation IS their character. What they do is what they're made of. This means your character is going to have to suffer. A lot. "But I love my character!" you say. "How can I possibly come up with ways to make him suffer?" That's what this plotting exercise is for. Below, in red, you'll find a wonderful, terrible thing you can do to screw up your character's day, thereby raising the stakes and making everything get a little more interesting.

Your character is seeing a ghost that no one else can see and is questioning his or her sanity.


HAVE FUN!

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