Endings, Resolutions, and the dark moment with MaryKaren Meredith

6:00 to 6:30 Social time

6:30 to 7:00 Open Critique first come first serve

7:00 to 10:00 workshop

Bring your query letters to the class, be prepared to edit them, rewrite if necessary and then to have them critiqued.

Go Under More along the top bar and click on files. Then print out:

'Writing Prompts--Middle and Ends--ALA Donald Maass'

'Three Act Plotting -- The End--Act Three'

'Three Act Template'

 

See ya there,

 

Anita

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    Black moment: When all is lost. There will be many little 'black moments' but the main Black Moment is the point when it looks like the goal will never be accomplished. One thing for sure...the black moment builds through out the novel...it is not a separate entity as much of a culmination of what you've laid out for the reader.

    Climax:The climax of the story is the turning point of the story; the moment when the ultimate suspense reaches its peak. The climax is the problem of the story. Many believe the climax is the most intense or interesting part of the movie. This is a common mistake as the climax is when the theme is proven, which commonly is the most interesting or memorable scene. After the climax, the story cannot be proven anymore, or there is no more story to tell other than the conclusion.
    There can be more than one climax.

    Hope this helps. If you google any of this you will find a lot of information.
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    1 · March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks that the other comment about climax and black moment are very helpful.

      1 · March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, Alan. :)

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great session. Loved the content and input!

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for your participation!

      March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wanted to do a little research and get back to you about climax verses the black moment. One thing I feel strongly about...there are rarely absolutes. We are writers, which means we're artists. All of the information, formats, directions, instructions, etc are guidelines...not absolutes.
    We spokes a bit about when climax happens versus black moment. This link points to the black moment being the critical point of a climax, within and really the tail end of the climax.
    http://www.bravaauthors.com/blog/2011/02/16/the-black-moment%E2%80%94when-is-it-black-enough/
    And here is one that show the black moment can be before the climax, within the climax, or right after the climax.
    http://www.aimeelsalter.com/2011/10/critical-plot-elements-interlude-black.html
    My point is simply this. Do not get painted within hard fast lines as a writer. Write what works best for your story.

    1 · March 14, 2013

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    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ... got called into work at the last minute tonight. Good luck! Keep on writing!!!

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Descriptions and instructions have been changed. Please see print out said files! See you tonight!

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So is there other homework we need to bring?

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I ended up missing out on the last session, and I really needed it, hehe. I'm going to do my best to be there tomorrow evening. :)

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up and I may not be able to make it this week. Good luck and have fun!

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a quick question why are we bringing, queries to this when the next one is all about queries? Or is this a double feature topic?

    March 11, 2013

    • Scott M.

      I suspect it's a error. Topics have shifted around, maybe the descriptions haven't kept up.

      March 13, 2013

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    A former member

    I'll be bringing my +1 Again.

    March 11, 2013

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