Saturday, April 10, 2010

ELEMENTS OF PLOT, Day 6

 – Crisis

Day six in a week exploring the elements of plot:

Crisis

Crisis is the point where conflict reaches a turning point. Opposing forces in the story meet and the conflict becomes most intense. The crisis occurs before or at the same time as the climax.

The way you blend your crisis into your story line may depend upon the genre you write. A family saga may actually have a series of crises. Each may send the story in a new, surprise direction. Similarly, rising action in an adventure story may entail the same tempo, which keeps your reader wondering where you're going.

Write every day!

Regards,
Mac

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