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IV. STORY

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1. BEGINNINGS
(i) THE FAST GRAB
(ii) STARTING ON THE INSIDE
(iii) WHERE TO OPEN?
(iv) FEEDING THROUGH A BACKSTORY
(v) COMPRESSION & SHORT STORIES
(vi) POSING A QUESTION
(vii) UNKNOWN OTHERWORLDS
(viii) STARTING FROM A CORNER
(ix) FANTASY PROLOGUES

2.MIDDLES
(i) MID-NOVEL SAG
(ii) CHANGES OF FORTUNE
(iii) SUCCESSIVE vs SIMULTANEOUS
(iv) OVERLAPPING WAVES
(v) RISING WAVES
(vi) VARIETY

3. CLIMAX & AFTER
(i) THE DOWNHILL GLIDE
(ii) FINDING CONVERGENCES
(iii) RUNNING OUT OF PUFF
(iv) WINDING DOWN
(v) CLOSURE VS SEQUELS
(vi) THE FINAL NOTE
(vii) BEGINNING AGAIN

4. NARRATIVE MOMENTUM
(i) TWO KINDS OF MOMENTUM
(ii) BUILDING UP
(iii) TWISTS
(iv) GUESSING VS KNOWING
(v) ACROSS CHAPTER BREAKS
(vi) CHAPTER LENGTHS

5. PACING
(i) MAKING TIME PASS
(ii) LETTING TIME LAPSE
(iii) TELLING OVER TIME WITHIN CHAPTERS
(iv) TELLING OVER TIME IN SCENES
(v) WHERE TO TELL

 
 

 

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