7 Point Plotting by Dan Wells
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Number7 POINTSIN GENERALHARRY POTTERSTAR WARS: A NEW HOPETHE WIZARD OF OZPRIDE AND PREJUDICE (ROMANCE)OTHELLO (TRAGEDY)TELL TALE HEART (HORROR)
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1HOOKHERO has a sad boring life.Harry starts as a poor little orphan who lives under the stairs. Luke is misunderstood farmboy who longs to be a star pilot and have adventures.Dorothy is a lonely orphan in Kansas and no one will listen to her. Elizabeth and her sisters are single.Othello and Desdemona are happily married.Narrator is sane.
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2PLOT TURN 1HERO becomes a ROLE.He guess what, dude, you're a Wizard - Hagrid shows up, says come to Hogwarts. It's a very standard 'call to adventure.'

R2D2 plays Princess Leia's distress signal to Luke. Luke brings the 'droid to see Obi-Wan Kenobi, who gives him his father's light saber and offers to teach him to become a Jedi. The Force is strong with him.A twister blows Dorothy and her house to Oz, a magical land where she is treated as magical and special. She gets the Ruby slippers from the Witch of the East who has been crushed by her house. Darcy and Elizabeth meet and hate each other.Iago swears he will destroy Othello.He resolves to murder creepy old man.
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3PINCH 1A BAD GUY attacks.Troll attack without any adults. Means kids must use their powers on their own.Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru are killed by Imperial Troops.Because her house landed on the Witch of the East, the evil Witch of the West vows to kill Dorothy.Darcy breaks up Jane and Bingley, proses to Elizabeth in a very insulting way.Tries to kill old man 8 times and fails.
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4MIDPOINTHERO learns the truth about SOMETHING, and swears to DEFEAT the VILLAIN.Harry learns the truth about the Sorceror's stone and swears to protect it from Voldemort. Takes place over two or three scenes. Finds out about it, then sees the creature sucking blood from a unicorn and swears to stop it.Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru are dead; Luke decides he wants to rescue the princess and join the rebellion and become a Jedi like his father.Dorothy wants to go home so she decides to go to the Emerald City to see the Wizard, who is the only person who can send her home.Darcy explains himself in a letter: he's a noble man trying to protect his friend from perceived impropriety.Othello suspects Desdemona of adultery.Narrator kills old man.
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5PINCH 2COMPANIONS fall to the VILLAIN, and HERO is left alone.They go into the dungeon, he loses Ron and Hermione and is in a room alone with the bad guy.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is killed in a duel with Vader.The wizard will grant her wish only if she faces the villain and brings him her broomstick.Lydia runs off with Wickham, Elizabeth thinks Darcy will hate her family even more.Cops come to the house.
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6PLOT TURN 2Facing VILLAIN, HERO discovers THE POWER IS IN HIM.Because his motives are pure, the mirror shows Harry that the Sorceror's Stone is already in his pocket.Luke turns off his targeting device and decides to use the Force to drop the proton torpedo into the ventilation shaft and destroy the Death Star. The power is within him.Dorothy tries and fails to get the broomstick. She's captured by the Witch of the West, but just as her friends are rescuing her, the Witch catches all of them and is about to kill them, when Dorothy pours water on her, destroying her. She brings the broomstick back to the Wizard, who is a charlatan. Then the Good Witch of the North tells her she has always had the power within to go home - the Ruby slippers.Darcy helps Elizabeth's sisters.Othello kills Desdemona.Narrator hears heart beating.
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7RESOLUTIONHERO defeats VILLAINHarry defeats Voldemort.
Luke destroys the Death Star.Dorothy goes home.Darcy and Elizabeth get married.Everybody dies and Othello kills himself.Narrator is insane.
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