Write Your Novel Step by Step (Home Page)

Write Your Novel
Step by Step

By Melanie Anne Phillips
Creator of StoryWeaver

Click for Table of Contents

Read it free on our web site!

 Also available in Paperback
and for your Kindle

What IS the Writer's Survival Kit?

The Writer's Survival Kit is an extensive collection of writing software, classes & tools essential to every writer's craft. See what's inside....

How can I get it?

Just purchase any of our products for as little as $9.95 and you'll get instant access to the Writer's Survival Kit.

Free Resources

Home Mail: customer-service@storymind.com

Writing Software

Contact Us - About Us - Lowest Price Guarantee - Shipping - Return Policy

Copyright Melanie Anne Phillips - Owner, Storymind.com, Creator Storyweaver, Co-creator Dramatica

Write Your Novel
or Screenplay
Step by Step!


StoryWeaver Idea Spinner

Banish Writer’s

Block Forever!


Articles on Writing Free Online Writing Classes in Streaming Video

Predicts Your Story’s Perfect Structure!



Index Cards



Follow Us

Follow Us at Storymind.com Free Bonus Package The Writer's Survival Kit Bonus Package 12 Hour Story Structure Class Learn Story Structure

Our Free 113 Part Writing Course in
Streaming Video


of Story


Our Three Hour
Audio Program

Secrets of Story Structure Introduction to Structure

2 Hour Program In Streaming Video

Movie Magic Screenwriter - Formats while you write!


Automatically formats while
you write!

How to Write Your Novel Write Your Novel Step by Step (Home Page)

Our 200 Page
eBook filled with
our Best Tips

Free Book - 50 Sure-Fire Storytelling Tricks! Master the Art of Storytelling

With Our
50 Sure-Fire
Storytelling Tricks!

Dramatica Writer's DreamKit


Writer’s DreamKit

~ Step 108 ~

Situational Relationship Climax – Act Three

Unlike structural relationships, the nature of situational relationships can change or threaten to change over the course of the story.  In act two, you have already outlined the kinds of changes that are being threatened.  Now, in act three, it is time to revisit these threatened or actual changes and put the relationships to the test.

For example, if in act two Jane was Tom's boss, and he was up for a promotion, in act three he gets it, making Tom Jane's boss.  But, if in act two Tom had already been promoted over Jane, he gets demoted again, back into her department.

To reach maximum tension, the situational relationship does not actually have to change, but it must at least reach the maximum potential to change.  Whether it does or not is the actual moment of climax.

Keep in mind that not all relationships require stress and climax.  But at least some of them need to evolve in that manner to involve your reader/audience.

For this step, develop and describe the rising tension and climax of each situational relationship as it occurs in act three.