Write Your Novel
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By Melanie Anne Phillips
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Genre - Act Two Ending

By the end of the second act, your readers should feel secure in their assessment of your novel’s genre.  Whether it is much like it appeared to be at first impressions or turned out to be something quite different, your readers should now understand the nature and scope of the mood and atmosphere you are creating.

In this step, list the genre elements you wish to present in the last part of the second act.  At this point you should have no remaining genre elements from those you originally selected for all of act two.  If you do, see if you can work them into the sets you’ve chosen for the beginning, middle and end of act two, if you can do so without damaging the developing personality of your novel.