Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Turning Point - Writing tip

A good story really only 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.

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