Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events in a story. Knowing this, it becomes relatively easy to visualize these events. A popular method is to use y/x where y=dramatic tension and x=time. It would be impossible to cover every visualization in one session, but by understanding the fundamental elements underlying the visual vocabulary of plot visualization we can very quickly develop our own.
Shifting gears from story models to story elements as we will do every other week (mostly), here is "Element Presentation: Character" for you to discuss here. want more Dog River? Check out cornergas.com
Someone asked me once why the D1 is so "short and easy". Here's an interesting article for you to read about "Teaching to the TEXT" that will clear it up: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/opinion/20selsberg.html?_r=2
A heads up: Pitch your D3 idea to me via email when you have it even if we have talked about it, so we can begin conversing about the details of your plan. This "pitch" is not technically due for a few weeks, but start now and you won't regret it!