April 25th, 2012

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Writing Excuses 7.16: Continuing with Mary's Outline

Writing Excuses 7.16: Continuing with Mary's Outline

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2012/04/15/writing-excuses-7-16-continuing-with-marys-outline/

Key points: watch for decision points, turning points. Build your themes. Use something three times before it becomes pivotal. A low point may signal the transition from Act II to Act III. Also incapacitation of the mentor. Be careful of resolving conflicts too easily or quickly, give them depth and time to be interesting. Be wary of inactive, uninvolved characters -- make them active, get them personally involved.
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[Howard] Since it's likely that I'm not going to get exactly what I want from Mary, give us a monkey, a bronze pot, a baby, and pizza in completely different situations than what we've just heard.
[Brandon] All right. This has been Writing Excuses.