We’ve worked on characters and fleshing out a scene, now how about pushing a plot to a conclusion that is not predictable from where it starts. I’m going to make the beginning fairly cliche-like so you are forced to look past the obvious ending and come up with something surprising.
The Story So Far:
Martha is waiting at a bus stop in the snow…. (Just kidding! Ha ha ha! I just wanted to give Gullie a hard time.)
The Real Story So Far:
I lay writhing on a gurney as it raced through the halls from the Emergency Room to the Operating Room. Blood pumped out of my chest even with the bandages; I could feel it. Damn Randy for screwing around with Dad’s gun. I think I’m dying.
Remember to surprise us. No cliche plotting!