Monthly Archives: April 2011

Action – Transitions

I’m moving through the parts of a novel.  1. The beginning 2. The rising action 3. The Climax 4. The falling action 5. The dénouement I’m backtracking a little on scenes.  One of the most important means of binding scenes … Continue reading

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Action – The Glue

I’m moving through the parts of a novel.  1. The beginning 2. The rising action 3. The Climax 4. The falling action 5. The dénouement I’m going to back track (kind of) for a moment.  First, I’m going to explain … Continue reading

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Climax – Introduction

I’m moving through the parts of a novel.  1. The beginning 2. The rising action 3. The Climax 4. The falling action 5. The dénouement Perhaps I shouldn’t do this, but I have extensive commentary from my example novel, Daemon, … Continue reading

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Rising Action – Examples

For those who are interested in more directed examples of how to put together rising action, I point you to my blog at http://www.ldalford.wordpress.com.  You can see it in the title block above.  Right now, I am directly addressing the … Continue reading

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Rising Action – More on Names

Names, and the proper names are literally the first step in producing a novel.  That is, following the conceptualization of a theme and the beginning scene idea that drives the story, the writing of the beginning is the next step.  To … Continue reading

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Rising Action – Scene Setting

I wrote about the new novel I am contemplating.  The first element to determine is the theme.  I have that–the simple theme statement is that this novel will be about “a fox deity in the modern world.”  The overall theme … Continue reading

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Rising Action – Sexual Tension

Anyone who has read Boccaccio, Chaucer, or Shakespeare knows that most themes have been used multiple times by multiple writers.  That doesn’t mean there are or can be new themes to be delved or powerful themes that have not been … Continue reading

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