Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Writing Tip Tuesday

From The Pocket Muse by Monica Wood:

Most good stories, even unconventional ones, contain these classic story elements:

Setup: Three bears go for a walk while their porridge cools.

Complication: Blonde perpetrator breaks in.

Rising Action: Perp chows down, breaks a chair, gets some shut-eye.

Meanwhile: Bears get home and survey the wreckage.

Climax: Discovered in Baby Bear's bed, perp screams and flees.

Denouement: Bears live happily ever after.

Yes, Gusty, this is one of the 145 writing books I own because of you.

1 comment:

Augusta Scattergood said...

You could do worse, Miz B.