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Mini-Quiz: Simple Plot and Random Story Generator

by Ron Kurtus (revised 14 August 2007)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. How did this story start?

A time and location

Description of the hero

With a plot

2. What caused the protagonist to spring into action?

He or she didn't like Bevis

He or she wanted a reward

He or she wanted to stop a bad deed

3. What built up the tension in this simple plot?

Bevis ran away

Bevis seemed to be getting away

The victim didn't do anything

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Fiction Writing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Have fun


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Fiction Resources

Plot generators

Late-Night Cable-Movie Plot Generator - Randomly writes a TV Guide-type summary of a movie, along with popular actors

Jerry Bruckheimer Plot Generator - Randomly generates a moderately complex plot, including suggested actors

Books

20 Master Plots by Ronals B. Tobias, Writers Digest Books; (2003) $14.99 - Fundamental plots that recur through all fiction and how to apply them to modern stories.

Plots Unlimited: For the Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Screenplays and Television Episodes by Tom Sawyer and Arthur David Weingarten, Ashleywilde Inc; (1995) $25.00 - A compendium of story ideas that can stimulate a writer's imagination.

Top-rated books on Fiction Writing

Top-rated books on Writing

Miscellaneous


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