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~ Step 70 ~



Success or Failure?


You've already determined that your story ends in a complete or partial Success or Failure.  And you've developed a standard or yardstick against which that can be measured.  Now you need to tell your audience/reader how to read that measuring stick.


You’ll also want to consider the moral or message implications of the outcome, the impact on your characters, and how the outcome affects your genre, such as in a bitter-sweet ending, or a "feel good" story.


In this step, describe how you will reveal to your readers what would constitute a Success or Failure, and whether it is partial or complete.  Then, list all the ways that Success or Failure would impact the characters and situations of your story.