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.

Governments stagger under the panic, religions are at a loss for an explanation, scientists strive for any means to stop or divert the phenomenon, and the world’s population from families to individuals struggle to prepare for The Event, which will drive humanity back beyond the stone age.

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Are you prepared?

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Genre - Act One Middle

The middle of act one indicates to your readers whether your novel’s personality is superficial or has some depth to it.  Take this opportunity to add a few unexpected elements into the mix, even while supporting the initial personality type.

If,, however, you intentionally chose to mislead your readers as to your story’s personality, the middle of act one is where you may wish to add elements that don’t quite fit and hint that the true genre personality of your novel may not be what it originally appeared to be.

For this step, list the genre elements you wish to present in the middle of the first act.