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.

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~ Step 161 ~

Act Three Beginning Chapters

Act three is the build to the climax.  Having changed direction in act two, you characters now begin the final leg of their logistic and emotional journey.  Obstacles and personal pressures increase.  Each scene or chapter should tighten the thumbscrews one more turn.

There are many storytelling styles, but in all of them, the last few pieces should fall in place just before the climax, so that all of your story's dynamic forces converge on that one quintessential moment.

Looking over the material you have already created, group your story points into specific chapters in an order that will start out slow and end at a crucial moment of maximum conflict.