Write Your Novel
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By Melanie Anne Phillips
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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.

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~ Step 152 ~

Genre - Act Three Beginning

The beginning of the third act is your last chance (save for the conclusion of the entire novel) to make an astounding new contribution to your novel’s overall personality.

For a stable, consistent genre, add genre elements into the mix that create an unexpected degree of depth all at once.  For genres designed to be more surprising, include elements that shake up all expectations of mood (without violating emotional integrity).

The beginning of an act is always a good place to infuse energy after all that was settled at the end of the previous act.  And act three, with two already established patterns behind it, is the easiest place to inject new interest and energy.

In this step, list the genre elements from those you earmarked for act three those you wish to present in the beginning of the third act.