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~ Step 139 ~



Theme - Act Three Beginning


The third act of theme is where you project your thematic message into your readers.  You make it personal to them, not just to your characters.


Your previous examples should include those that tug on the heartstrings of your readers by centering on characters they care about most.


You've already determined which illustrations you want to appear in the third act.  Now is the time to be more specific and to divide those scenarios s among the beginning, middle, and end of act three.


In this step, select from the illustrations of your theme that you earmarked for act three those scenarios you wish to explore in the beginning of the third act to continue your thematic argument.