The dilemma-crisis-climax pattern

I like to divide the plot into four parts of roughly the same size. Tie the knot. First naive attempt at untying. Second informed attempt at untying. Find the Gordian solution to the knot. First quarter: Set up a situation with a dilemma. The character is stuck in choosing between two evils but is not … Continue reading The dilemma-crisis-climax pattern

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Causes of Action

I am sitting on the sofa and I haven't eaten in a while. My body kind of runs on food, and it is not one to suffer in silence. So it sends me a signal. I feel hungry. I feel motivated to eat. In a way, we can say with Aristotle (Art of Rhetoric, Chapter … Continue reading Causes of Action