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Category Archives: Plot
There are many story points relating to your plot, ranging from the the outcome of the quest to the obstacles the characters face along the way. While all story points are important, there are four essential ones that provide the cornerstones … Continue reading
There are two types of subplots: Those that run parallel and don’t really affect each other dramatically, and those that are dramatically hinged together. An example of parallel subplots can be found in Woody Allen’s “Crimes and Misdemeanors” in which … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips Some writers become so wrapped up in interesting events and bits of action that they forget to have a central unifying goal that gives purpose to all the other events that take place. This creates a … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips A common misconception is that Plot is the order of events in a story. In fact, the order in which events are unfolded for the reader or audience can be quite different from the order in … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips A goal is what the characters chase, but what chases the characters? Answer: the Consequences. Consequences double the dramatic tension in a story by providing a negative result if the goal is not achieved. Consequences may be … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips Here’s some text I wrote about the difference between an action-driven story and a decision-driven story, excerpted from Dramatica Story Development Software. ***** Some stories are driven by actions. Others are forced along by decisions. All … Continue reading