Coffee break exercise: Change of plan


24 July 2020
Set up a situation and then change the expected narrative in this week's creative writing exercise

Spend a couple minutes imagining a scenario where you or a character have arranged something - a meeting, an outing - anything where the outcome looks reasonably certain to happen. Scribble down notes for the set-up and the characters taking part in it.

How spend a couple of minutes thinking of a way to throw the proposed plan of course. This could range from minor (ie, your character gets a better invitation) to major (ie, your character gets abducted by aliens on their way to the meeting).

Decide what their new plan will be.

Write the first page of a new story, starting either with the original set-up, or the resulting change of plan scenario.


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