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Making a Plot

  • The Hollywood Three act, reconsidered
  • Making a first doorway
  • Keep Plots Simple
  • Add the right conflict
  • Make the reader care

Making a Plot

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  • Intro 0:00
  • The Goal 0:17
    • Short Story
    • Things for This Lesson
  • The LOCK System 2:20
    • Lead Character
    • Examples
    • Objective
    • Examples
    • More Examples
    • Confrontation
    • Examples
    • Knock-Out
  • Three Act Structure 12:54
    • Act 1: Introduce the Characters and the Conflict
    • Act 2: Thicken the Plot
    • Act 3: Resolve the Conflict
  • Assignment 16:47
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