It Was a Dark and Stormy Plot, Dan Kline, 5.17.14



Dan Kline illustrates the overall flow of a plot line featuring the movie, The African Queen. Learn how to introduce the main character, her goal, and set up the story conflict. Did you include the story question? Add it now, and be sure to develop sympathy for her. Begin Act II and create a series of beats, scenes, and sequences building ever-increasing tension toward the climax. Learn how to tie up loose ends, answer the story question, and resolve the goal in Act III. Ready, set, go … write that novel. (Fiction)