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~ Step 146 ~



Genre - Act One Beginning


You've already divided your genre elements into those you wish to present in acts 1, 2, and 3.  Now you need to get a bit more specific and parcel them out to occur at the beginning, middle, and end.


Keep in mind that the beginning of act one will be your readers’ first introduction to the overall personality of your story, and will contribute greatly as to whether they want to spend time with your novel or put it back on the shelf.


Consider how the genre will interact with the teaser and the introduction of your character and then, in this step, list the genre elements you wish to present at the beginning of act one.