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~ Step 132 ~

Author's Proof

Through three acts and a climax you have argued your theme.  Once the smoke clears, you need to draw your conclusions.  This is the time that you confirm to your readers that they did, in fact, get your point.

Previously, you did not want to illustrate both the Message Issue and the Counterpoint in the same scene or dramatic moment due to the risk of your thematic argument appearing ham-handed, or one-sided.  But now, your readers have already drawn a conclusion by averaging all of material about both sides of the argument together, just before the climax.

Now that all has been said and done, you need to reaffirm that conclusion by providing a direct comparison between the results of having employed the Message Issue and the results of having employed the Counterpoint.

Some of your characters used the Message Issue as their moral approach throughout the story.  Others employed the Counterpoint.  The Main Character either stuck with the Message Issue or changed to adopt the Counterpoint.

Which group fares better?

Keep in mind this is NOT the time to make or even continue your moral argument.  Rather, this is the time to show the tangible results of following each side.  If you have successfully made the argument, your readers will agree with your conclusions, which will strengthen your point in each individual reader when he or she closes your book and returns to his or her own life

In this step, then, draw on material you have previous developed to create one or more scenarios that will illustrate the relative value of your message to our counterpoint by direct comparison of how the camps that followed each ultimately fare.