Okay…so I thought we’d do something a little different this time.
When people are learning a new skill or practicing a skill, it’s useful to take things down to a manageable size. For instance musicians play scales , artist do line drawings of circles triangles and lines , actors do improv or memory exercises , etc. So I thought it might be useful to try and build something simple with dramatica…not even a whole short story (unless, ya know, you wanted to) but just put together a complete throughline with appropriate conflict
So I figured I’d pull just one throughline (in this case MC @actingpower 's request) give it a baseline of gists (a starting point for all of us) and each of us would then work out OUR version of the gist + conflict and post it.
So decide by me randomly
MC Domain: Psychology/Manner of Thinking
Signpost 1: Conceiving an idea
Signpost 2: Being/Playing a role
Signpost 3: Developing a Plan
Signpost 4: Becoming/Changing One’s Nature
This order did lock a few things in the storyform and I thought it appropriate to tell you what those were. Activity for IC Throughline. Be-er for character approach and Steadfast for character resolve
Okay…now for the gistified versions of the signposts
Signpost 1: having a sudden idea
Signpost 2: Pretending to be blind
Signpost 3: Planning to escape
Signpost 4: Being changed by someone
So, the challenge for this month is to take these unconflicted gists and expand them, connect them and pimp them out with conflict and then show off your fully fleshed out MC Throughline.
Post your work in it’s own thread titled something like [YOURNAMEORHANDLE]'s MC Throughline Exercise 2018
Feedback: Tell the author whether you can see the conflict / inequities that they are going for or if you have a suggestion for how they could up the ante.
I hope this will be a useful exercise for everyone. I’m really looking forward to what everyone comes up with.