Write Your Novel
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By Melanie Anne Phillips
Creator of StoryWeaver

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Man Made follows a mysterious force as it sweeps around the globe erasing anything man made - from buildings, vehicles, and technology to medicines, clothing, and dental work.

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~ Step 136 ~

Theme - Act Two Beginning

The second act should extend your theme.  By this, we mean that your theme should gain added depth and breadth as you layer more illustrations on top of the impressions you have already made on your readers.

Theme exposition might be to start with thematic impact on a grand scale in act one, then extend it to explore more personal issues in act two.  Or, the reverse might be more appropriate for your story.  Another approach is to alternate among grand and personal illustrations of your theme and use act two simply to build the breadth and nuance of how theme impacts your story at all levels.

In this step, select from the scenarios you already earmarked for act two that will grow your theme's impact in the beginning of the second act.