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Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: Hi all I'm new
« Last post by heartsongjt on May 21, 2019, 03:32:24 PM »
Hello and Welcome to MWC.
All the Write Questions / Re: Plot development freeze
« Last post by heartsongjt on May 21, 2019, 03:30:46 PM »
Hope this helps.....  jt

Plot Structure in Fiction

1. What Is Plot? Conflict Plot Structure Timing and Pacing Flashback Flash-Forward Foreshadowing Practice Feature Menu

 2.  What Is Plot? Plot is the series of related events that make up a story or drama. • Like links in a chain, each event hooks our curiosity and pulls us forward to the next event.

 3.  Conflict Conflict is the struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces. Conflicts may be external: firefighter vs. fire internal: firefighter vs. his or her fear or

 4.  Conflict An external conflict may be a struggle between • two characters • a character and a group • a character and something nonhuman

 5.  Conflict An internal conflict is a struggle that takes place within a character’s mind or heart. • Characters struggle with themselves to make decisions.

 6.  Is this an external or internal conflict? Conflict Quick Check Rainsford knew he could do one of two things. He could stay where he was and wait. That was suicide. He could flee. That was postponing the inevitable. For a moment he stood there, thinking. An idea that held a wild chance came to him, and, tightening his belt, he headed away from the swamp. from “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell

 7.  Plot Structure Plots are usually built in five major parts. Beginning of Story/Exposition Climax Resolution Rising Action Falling Action

 8.  Plot Structure • opening of the story 1 Basic situation, or exposition • characters and their conflicts are introduced Paul wants to go to an out-of-state university, but his family can only afford to pay the tuition at a local college.

 9.  Plot Structure 2 Rising Action • The main character takes action but encounters more problems or complications. Paul goes to work on a nearby farm to earn extra money. There, he meets Miranda, and the two start dating.

 10.  Plot Structure 3 Climax • key scene in the story—the most tense, exciting, or terrifying moment • reveals the outcome of the conflict Paul and Miranda argue about his leaving for university. Paul must choose to stay or go.

 11.  Plot Structure 4 Resolution, or denouement • final part of the story • the conflict is resolved Paul decides to leave for university. Miranda makes plans to visit him and wishes him well.

 12.  Timing and Pacing The plot of a story is framed by a time span that suits the writer’s purpose. minutes hours days weeks years

 13.  Timing and Pacing Most stories are told in chronological order, the order in which events unfold in real time. First Second Third Last

 14.  Timing and Pacing Sometimes, writers might manipulate time to control our emotions. They might • slow down time to emphasize a moment of danger • speed up time to skip over events that don’t move the story along

 15.  Flashback Flashback—a scene that interrupts the present action of the plot to flash backward and tell what happened at an earlier time. Flashbacks can Past • provide background information • strengthen our understanding of a character Present 

 16.  Flash-Forward Flash-Forward—a scene that interrupts the present action of the plot to shift into the future. Future Present • Flash-forwards can create dramatic irony. The readers know what will happen in the future, but the characters don’t. 

 17.  Foreshadowing Foreshadowing is the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot. • Foreshadowing can make a story more exciting by increasing suspense.

 18.  Choose a children’s story or fairy tale that is familiar to you. Practice • Draw a plot diagram like the one shown here. • Add labels describing the key parts of the story’s plot. • Use your imagination to write a flashback that could occur in one part of the story.

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Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: Introduction
« Last post by JameelaM on May 21, 2019, 01:23:27 PM »
Hi petertaylorbooks2000,

Thanks for your post, we appreciate you joining. Sorry to read you post didn't make it on the forum, feel free to post again. We recommend sharing feedback on other member posts, we all try to help each other out in this community.

Welcome to MWC!
Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: Hi all I'm new
« Last post by JameelaM on May 21, 2019, 01:20:22 PM »
Hi tiredanddeadstudent,

Welcome to MWC, happy to have you here. As I'm sure you found, you can share your scripts for review but it helps if you first take some time to review and comment on other members post, it's all about give and take in this community!

What sort of animations are you doing in school? Are the scripts you're working on story lines for the animations you're creating? I would love to see some of the animations you create if you can share.

Once again welcome aboard!
Review My Work / Re: Hunting for an agent (1507 words) - historical fiction
« Last post by msgretagreen on May 21, 2019, 04:00:05 AM »
Hello Stayce,
I appreciate your comments. My biggest issue throughout writing this novel has been my choice of omniscient narrator. I tried to mimic authors of the 1800s, which does not always reasonate with contemporary readers. I've tried multiple povs for this first chapter, and may have to continue. Thank you for your honesty.
Review My Work / Re: Hunting for an agent (1507 words) - historical fiction
« Last post by Stayce on May 21, 2019, 02:20:06 AM »
Hi there, and please take what I'm about to say with a massive pinch of salt. I'm not an editor, nor do I have any experience in publishing or getting published. All the feedback I'm about to give is based on my gut reaction to the piece and my own failings as a writer.

Overall, I think it's a solid piece of writing, and it's certainly evocative of the setting. You manage to avoid repetitions for the most part, and it reads quite nicely. However, I think the downside for me is that I'm having trouble connecting with the characters and the story. You seem to have chosen a very remote third person style that kept me at arm's length. An example of this is that you give us the internal thoughts and feelings of multiple characters close together. The narrator of the story is completely omniscient, and while there's nothing specifically wrong with this, it means the reader can feel removed from everything that's happening. Have you tried to pick one of the characters, perhaps Adine or Camille as the central focus for your narrator and then see everything that is happening solely through their eyes? Personally, I would go with Camille, as she is more active in this first chapter than Adine seems to be and has a greater understanding of everything that is happening. You don't have to maintain that character as the focus all the time, but certainly within specific scenes or chapters of the story. It helps create immediacy and keeps the reader a part of the story rather than floating over it.

Thank you for sharing this. I did enjoy going through it, and good luck with your submissions!
The Gallery / Re: Past Midnight.
« Last post by heartsongjt on May 20, 2019, 07:50:33 PM »
Could feel much emotion in your poem. Thank you, for sharing.
Review My Work / Re: Opening Scene - Horror - 1025 words
« Last post by Griff on May 20, 2019, 06:14:10 PM »
Who are you thanking?
Review My Poetry / Re: Just wrote this...
« Last post by poet-e on May 20, 2019, 04:59:25 PM »
I agree @dlp!
Review My Poetry / Re: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (long one)
« Last post by poet-e on May 20, 2019, 04:57:30 PM »
LOL.  But I hope you found something better suited!
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