Elements of the Short Story and the Novel. I. The Plot. The Plot Diagram. D. C. E. B. G. A. F. G. A. Introduction/Exposition. Various elements are often established or explained in the introduction
The Plot Diagram
Various elements are often established or explained in the introduction
This is the event that sparks the action in a story.
The tension and interest in a story should rise progressively after the initial incident.
This should be the peak of interest, tension and excitement in a story.
1. Consistent – actions are in line with personality
2. Motivated – there is a reason for his/her actions
3. Plausible – believable within the world of the story
Characters can be presented in two ways:
This is the vantage point from which the story is told
Irony is the contrast between appearance and reality.