WHO, WHEN, AND WHERE?
in the middle of the action
EVENTS LEADING UP TO A PROBLEM
Sequence of important events
details to enhance story development
THE PROBLEM is introduced.
Conflict is the essence of drama. The more difficult the problem (or villain) is,
the more successful your story will be.
Donít make things easy for your protagonist.
MINOR PROBLEMS are introduced.
The goal of the protagonist is established but new problems have arisen
make that goal harder to
5. RESOLUTION Ė how to end the story
The protagonist must solve the problem in a satisfactory way.
The protagonist must solve the problem. The reader will feel cheated
the problem is solved by parents, police, weather, or a lucky turn of events.
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