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?

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~ Step 92 ~

Plot - Act Two Beginning

This section presents the beginning of the quest.  It is the start of the actual journey.  In many stories, this is an upbeat or at least hopeful time.  Everything goes as planned.  Keep in mind that as act two progresses the difficulties in achieving the goal are constantly increasing.  This is the generally the section before that starts to happens; when it seems as if the journey will be a piece of cake or at least easily accomplished.

Referring to the material you selected for your plot for the second act, describe the exposition you wish to reveal to your audience right off the bat, kicking off or setting up the second act.