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Plot Components. Climax: the turning point, the most intense moment—either mentally or in action. Rising Action: the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax. Falling Action: all of the action which follows the climax.

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Plot Components

Climax: the turning point, the most intense moment—either mentally or in action

Rising Action: the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax

Falling Action: all of the action which follows the climax

Exposition: the start of the story, the situation before the action starts

Resolution: the conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads


Conflict

Internal or External?


Internal means INSIDE


External means OUTSIDE


Internal Conflict – happens INSIDE of the MAIN character


Internal – Character vs. Self


Internal – Character vs. Self


Internal – Character vs. Self


External Conflict – happens OUTSIDE the MAIN character

Sometimes this conflict is with another character.


External – Character vs. Character


Sometimes this conflict is between the main character and a group of people, a community, or a society.


External – Character vs. Society


Sometimes this conflict is between the main character and nature.


External - Character vs. Nature


SUMMARY - SWBST

Someone wants__________ but ____________

so _________________ then ______________.


Example

Someone: Little Red Riding HoodWanted: to get to her grandmothers houseBut: The big bad wolf got there firstSo: The wolf dressed up as Red's grandmotherThen: The lumberjack saved Little Red (or whatever your ending is)


In sentences

Little Red Riding Hood wanted to get to her grandmother’s house, but the big bad wolf got there first. So, the wolf dressed up as Red’s grandmother; then, the lumberjack saved Little Red Riding Hood.

****It’s not the BEST WRITING EVER, but it gets the SUMMARY job done!


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