Monday, May 3, 2010
Turning Point - Writing tip
A good story really should have one crisis (or dramatic high) or climax, just before the resolution. What most have is three turning points with the last resulting in the crisis. A turning point is the place in the story where something CHANGES FOREVER. Good stories have a single conflict. Somebody wants something, they try different ways to get it, and their third try results in the “BLEAK MOMENT” – when it looks as if they will never have it – and the crisis that leads to the conclusion, where they either do get it, or they know they never will and the story plot is resolved.