Friday, April 9, 2010

ELEMENTS OF PLOT, Day 5



– Rising Action

Day five in a week exploring the elements of plot:

Rising Action

Rising action represents a series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the inciting force and ends with the climax.

There is no rule to the rhythm of action. Too much action can exhaust your reader. Too little may bore them. Like a piece of music, a good story needs peaks of excitement, and valleys where you build upon your characters and setting.

Take out a sheet of graphing paper and plot your action and exposition. Is it a straight line? Arg. Hopefully you find those dips and valleys.

Write every day!

Regards,
Mac

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