Write Your Novel
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By Melanie Anne Phillips
Creator of StoryWeaver

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Man Made follows a mysterious force as it sweeps around the globe erasing anything man made - from buildings, vehicles, and technology to medicines, clothing, and dental work.

Governments stagger under the panic, religions are at a loss for an explanation, scientists strive for any means to stop or divert the phenomenon, and the world’s population from families to individuals struggle to prepare for The Event, which will drive humanity back beyond the stone age.

The Event is coming.

Are you prepared?

Copyright Melanie Anne Phillips


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~ Step 70 ~

Success or Failure?

You've already determined that your story ends in a complete or partial Success or Failure.  And you've developed a standard or yardstick against which that can be measured.  Now you need to tell your audience/reader how to read that measuring stick.

You’ll also want to consider the moral or message implications of the outcome, the impact on your characters, and how the outcome affects your genre, such as in a bitter-sweet ending, or a "feel good" story.

In this step, describe how you will reveal to your readers what would constitute a Success or Failure, and whether it is partial or complete.  Then, list all the ways that Success or Failure would impact the characters and situations of your story.