Super Sonic Secrets of the Teacherhood- Concept

Published August 6, 2014 by jflakerabe

Ok, not sure if I grasped the concept of a concept, 🙂  and definitely didn’t understand about the Acts…but I just adopted two acts…Just like Jim Lyons did.   Here is my try-Let me know if you think I did it correctly…:)

What if the world of teaching, as we know it, is actually all a ruse.  A senior in high school has a chance to risk everything to save the life of a teacher and friend, and possibly the entire teacher population.

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The Concept of Act One is …

What if a Senior in high school become close friends with a first-year teacher, despite the arguments of her controlling boyfriend, and found something was not right.  As the school year progresses, her teacher friend takes on a new, more disturbing personality.

 

The Concept of Act Two is …

What if there were a Secret teacher society called the Super-sonic-Secrets of the Teacherhood that changed teachers into mechanical, but functional teachers that could deal effectively with their teaching duties, but changed who they were.  What if a certain senior student found out those secrets and saved an entire generation of teachers from losing their identity and purpose.

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4 comments on “Super Sonic Secrets of the Teacherhood- Concept

  • I think this is great. Concept helps make sure your plot stays on track. Normally concept is only done for the entire story, but breaking it down by Acts as well helps make sure the overall flow of the Acts makes sense. Basically the concept is this:

    A. Here is a character with this going on his life.
    B. When an event happens to him of significance
    C. He must choose one path or the other, and either path will require great sacrifice

    Stories at their core, are really just this simple. Here, such and such, with certain characteristics goes through some dramatic life event that is bigger than they are, and for the rest of the story they must choose between one of two paths. Socrates called these paths, “thesis” and “antithesis.” You might also think about these two paths as the protagonist versus the antagonist. What happens at the end is that a compromise is made between these two opposing ideas, which Socrates called “synthesis.” No hero is not changed by the villain that they fight. The villains traits are synthesized with the hero’s traits. The hero becomes stronger by battling the villain.

    To make this even more confusing–premise, which is the foundation, or moral, of what a story is trying to tell from the beginning is a lot like like the thesis. And what changes the hero throughout the story is like antithesis. And finally the theme, or where the hero ends up at the end of the story, is a lot like synthesis.

    A hero starts out looking at the world one way (thesis and premise). Then life happens (antithesis and conflict) and winds up a completely changed person (synthesis and theme).

    One may ask what is the value of looking at these things from all these varying perspectives, and my answer is that it is so easy to screw up a story, to let it veer off track, that the more ways you can look at it the better. Each perspective allows you to see the story in a whole new way and identify areas where your story might need some work.

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  • A complicated answer that makes perfect sense. You are right…it is so easy to screw up your story and the more ways you have the opportunity to look at your story, the better it will end up to be.

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  • I love the concept, this can turn out to be one of those ‘must read’ stories, it reminds me a bit of “The Stepford Wives” and oldie, about how this community of men turned their wives into computerized perfect wives, it was a great movie. This concept is better because of the students, and the educational element is taking that story to a completely new level. I also like the fact that the student is going to saving the teachers, which is always a nice watch. My idea to contribute would be to insinuate that it may be aliens that are at the core of all the problems.

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