Wednesday, October 6, 2010

LUW-LuAnn Staheli

Here is the rest of LuAnn's presentation:

Fiction

Plot-Plot is the backbone of the story. In fiction plot is the action that grows out of conflict.
Conflict-is the obstacle, the problem
Initial Conflict-First event that starts the quest, the hook. Only needs one page (sometimes a chapter) to establish. It creates the next cause & effect (conflict) then moves the character to the next conflict. Initial conflict will predict the climax.
Exposition-Back story weaves through out the story.
Rising Action-Series of at least three conflicts
Climax-The most intense part of the story. Everything in the story moves the story to this point and the main character has an Epiphany to the resolution. Needs only one chapter.
Resolution-Is the outcome. Needs only one chapter

How many plots do you need?
Main character
Secondary plot for main character
Plot for secondary character
Subplot lines in each chapter

Non-Fiction
All non-fiction needs:
Plot
Conflict
Hook
Exposition
Climax-lesson learned
Resolution-reader says "I can do that!"

3 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

Nice lists!

CL Beck, author said...

Great info. Thanks so much for posting it, as I wasn't able to go to the LUW roundup.

Oh ... and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Really, doesn't everyone throw tomatoes at their hubbies? :)

Christauna Asay said...

Awesome list. Oh and I left an award for you on my blog. You can go there to receive it.