II. Character Flaw Brainstorm Name___________________________ Your character flaw: Scenario (the event that is the basis of your narrative): Your extended metaphor: Associated words/phrases to help extend it: Words—What you say AND HOW you say it. Use realistic dialogue. Actions Physical appearance/body language Inner thoughts Others’ reactions to you Setting (reflecting the flaw) III. Plot outline—Present a basic list of the events/story board, explaining the various stages in your story. A bulleted list under each section is sufficient. 1) Exposition: establish setting and main characters, and suggest what main conflict will be. Give a hint of or introduce your metaphor. 2) Rising action: Series of events in which the conflict intensifies; will probably constitute the bulk of your narrative. If you did not introduce your metaphor in the exposition, introduce it here. 3)Climax: The turning point—when your flaw is at its worst OR the point of recognition when you realize your behavior must change. Be sure to put ample detail into this moment in your story. Bring up your metaphor. 4) Falling action/dénouement: The consequences of your behavior become evident, or your personal reflection begins. 5) Resolution: The end result of the situation, as a consequence of your flaw; brief reflections on the event or about yourself. Be sure to sprinkle in your metaphor—use in the last lines if possible.