The graphic designer Richard Evans has come up with a series of clever representations of Shakespeare's play. To see them, click here, then click on "Design Portfolio." On the red bar, click on "oddities," then on the fourth square. Now scroll over the numbers to see "Romeo & Juliet," "Hamlet," "King Lear," or the Scottish play.
Try distilling your story down to three such representations: beginning, middle, end; or the three most evocative moments in your story. Make sure the imagery you're using to depict these moments - both during this exercise and in your actual storytelling - is bold and interesting.