Today’s post on PiBoIdMo was about variables. Which got me to thinking how awesome the post was! It was actually a math geek’s dream post. to quote:
NoC = C x O
(N)umber (o)f (C)ombinations = (C)haracter X (O)ptions
Um, can you say brilliant! So instead of having 30 ideas, you take your characters times their situation and get 900 variations of what can happen. *SAH-WOON*
To incorporate this into a project for me to do I made a table. Make two columns and 31 rows. So it will look something like this:
VARIABLES IN A STORY…
(C)haracter X (O)ptions = Number of Story Plots
Take your characters and plug them into column one and your situation/plot and plug them into column two. Then here’s the thing. THEY DON’T HAVE TO MATCH. In fact the more outrageous it seems the better. What kind of storylines can you come up with? Maybe a vampire who wants to go to the beach? Or a turtle who teaches the chicken to cross the road?
When you get done, you don’t have to go straight across for your storyline. Take character #16 and put them with option #30. You get the picture. I love this variation of how to visualize. You are more the free to use my table idea, if you would like.
Happy writing! I’ve got to go finish filling out my table and see what idea storyline I can come up with today!