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    Good Plot?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by PastPresentNFuture, Jun 22, 2011.

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    18 year old Albert Briar is a first year student at prestigous Oxford University. He is a student entering politics, as he hopes to gain a prominent spot in running the greatest empire ever known, although he cares non too much, about its history or history in general. However after seeing an Assyrian Cunneiform script dating back to circa 700BC, he feels as if the script is talking to him, telling him that he has to find seven ancient relics hidden across the Middle East, Egypt and Europe. If he does not, the entire world will be beset by a threat unknown, and incomporably ancient, as well as evil.
     
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    The plot itself doesn't sound like anything special. But as is being pointed out again and again in this forum, the plot itself is not very important compared to how you write it.
     
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    ic, well i literally joined this forum about 10 hours ago, so i don't know the ropes all that well :p, but thnx
     
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    Good start! I like it, you already have me into it!:D
     
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    Seeking validation is generally discouraged on this forum: "Is this a good plot?" being the archetypal example.

    I think you should expand your synopsis ten-fold if you'd like a constructive "review" beyond "yeah, it sounds cool" or "nah, not really my thing". You need to go in depth for others to go in depth, ya dig? Good luck otherwise.
     
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    I'm just waiting for Cogito's auto post.
     
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    QFT.

    YOU need to decide if your plot is good. Don't ask other people. Their opinion doesn't matter, to you, as much as yours should.
     
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    Not to disappoint.

    A story concept means nothing. I can tell you now, it has all been done before. What matters is how you write it, the characterization, the flow, the imagery, all of it.

    There's no benefit in asking what other people think of the concept! They'll either say,"Sounds great," or, "it sounds like a ripoff of..."

    If the idea stirs you, write it. Then ask people what they think of the final story. After they tell you what they don't like about it, revise it, usually several times, until you're happy with it or until you throw up your hands and say the hell with it.

    Please read What is Plot Creation and Development?
     

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