Last time, we looked at the template needed to create a basic story formula:
HERO + GOAL + OPPOSITION = CONFLICT = STORY
For this exercise, use this template and brainstorm five to ten original ideas that utilize this framework.
- What types of HEROES can you create that are unique and interesting?
- What variety of GOALS can you come up with that would motivate a hero to actively pursue them?
- What types of OPPOSITION would throw the hero off-balance and cause them to lose sight of their goal?
- Do any of your ideas stand out as potential concepts for a larger story?
Maybe they all work, perhaps only a couple, but this is a great way to flesh out in its most basic form how a story and its conflict might work on a larger scale.
Happy Writing, and I’ll see you next time!