Friday, Sep 28, 2012

Friday Fix (Craft): Part 4 of Your Story: Wrapping It Up

In Part Four, you have reached the grand finale of your story. The resolution. The place where your story comes to a satisfying conclusion.

Part Four begins with the Second Plot Point and moves into the dénoument or resolution. There is one important rule to remember when writing Part Four: You must not add any new information to your story. None whatsoever. Zilch. Nada. This means you must absolutely not introduce any new characters in Part Four.

Here are some points to re member when crafting your story’s conclusion:

• Your hero must win the day. He must be the one who clearly solves the problem and resolves the conflict.

• Your hero must have overcome his inner struggles. In other words, his internal story must show that he has grown as a person.

• Your hero must stir the emotions of your reader. If you have crafted the first three parts of your story well, then your reader will have already engaged emotionally with your hero.

What techniques have you used to wrap up your story?

Source Reference: Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
Photo Source: Microsoft Clipart

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