Seven Plot Lines

My chosen drawing today is of British actor William Hartnell.  He was the first person to portray the now legendary Doctor Who.  A character who, using a Police Box nick-named the TARDIS travels across time zones and galaxies. 

The first Doctor Who

The TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space) is still used as the good doctor’s transport but the actor and appearance have altered many times over the years.  Cleverly written into the storylines as a necessary part of the Doctor’s physiology – he has two hearts and on occasion will ‘die’ and be ‘reborn’.  I was a keen fan of ‘the doctor’ in my teenage years and still occasionally watch the latest reincarnation using the ‘Sonic Screwdriver’ which is the doctor’s version of the Swiss Army Knife. 
 
I thought it was an apt drawing because I’ve decided to attempt to write a series of short stories putting into practise the theory that there are Seven Plot Lines for the telling of tales.  It matters not whether it is a novel, a short story or a movie, it will be based on one of the seven basic plots.  My thanks to http://lquinn.edublogs.org/author/lmbqu1nn/  for the explanation of ‘the seven’.
 
The headings may vary but the seven are normally listed as Rags to Riches, The Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy, Rebirth and finally Overcoming the Monster. 
 
I am presently still working on my two latest short stories but on their completion I will commence my quest to write at least one story using each of the aforementioned plots.  I’ll write a short blog post for each as it is completed and I may even add another of several portraits I’ve done of other Doctor Who actors.
   
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