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Act Three Genre Elements


It is the third act where you will either reveal the final details that make your story's personality unique as an individual, or will reveal the full extent of its true personality that was masked behind the first impressions of the first act.


Either way, by the end of the third act you want your reader/audience to feel as if your novel is an old friend or an old enemy - a person they understand as to who it is by nature, and what it is capable of.


Referring to the material you have already developed in the Exposition Stage and what you have already chosen to appear in acts one and two, select the genre elements that would be best doled out in the third act.


Also consider repositioning some elements from one act to another to smooth the flow of your genre’s development.