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Exercise #882

Exercise #882: Craft
Posted  1/1/21

Today's exercise comes from Sharona. Again, I am using a lot of her suggestion verbatim.

Plot transitions:
Explore your approach to writing about a plot transition which “changes everything.” In life, these transformative moments may be sudden events over which we have no control: a diagnosis, a tree limb landing in the living room. But sometimes there are instant alterations in the way we see a person, or a circumstance. Sometimes everything changes because for too long, nothing has changed. We finally feel the drip, drip, drip which has been there so long we barely noticed. Then suddenly, what has always happened becomes unbearable.

For today's Exercise:

Show us a plot transition by either: a) giving us a brief plot summary “to this point” and then writing the scene where the change happens and what happens next, or b) give us the whole enchilada, writing a short story with such a transition.

     * Was the plot transition clear? Why or why not?
     * Did the storyline capture your interest? Why or why not?

Please note the larger word limit.

Word limit: 2000
Please use the subject line
       SUB: Exercise #882/yourname

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