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Story structure architect : a writer's guide to building dramatic situations & c
Schmidt, Victoria
Adult Nonfiction PN3378 .S36 2005

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 - Drafting a Plan
How to Use This Bookp. 4
The 5 Dramatic Throughlinesp. 9
The 6 Conflictsp. 15
The 21 Genresp. 20
Part 2 - Building the Structure
How to Use the 11 Master Structuresp. 28
The Roller Coaster Ridep. 34
The Replayp. 39
Fatep. 44
The Parallelp. 49
The Episodicp. 55
The Melodramap. 60
Romancep. 66
The Journeyp. 73
Interactivep. 82
Metafictionp. 88
The Slice of Lifep. 93
Part 3 - Adding Stories
Introducing the 55 Dramatic Situationsp. 99
Situations 1 & 2 - Supplication and Benefactionp. 103
Situations 3 & 4 - Deliverance and Sojournp. 109
Situations 5 & 6 - Vengeance for a Crime and Rehabilitationp. 115
Situations 7 & 8 - Vengeance Taken for Kindred Upon Kindred and Appearance of a New Kinsmanp. 121
Situations 9 & 10 - Flight and Pursuitp. 128
Situations 11 & 12 - Disaster and Miraclep. 134
Situations 13 & 14 - Falling Prey to Cruelty or Misfortune and Becoming Fortunatep. 140
Situations 15 & 16 - Revolt and Supportp. 145
Situations 17 & 18 - Daring Enterprise and The Healing Journeyp. 151
Situations 19 & 20 - Abduction and Reunionp. 158
Situations 21 & 22 - Enigma and Inventionp. 164
Situations 23 & 24 - Obtaining and Letting Gop. 170
Situations 25 & 26 - Enmity of Kinsman and Hero to Kinsmanp. 176
Situations 27 & 28 - Competition and Concessionp. 182
Situations 29 & 30 - Adultery and Fidelityp. 188
Situations 31 & 32 - Madness and Geniusp. 194
Situations 33 & 34 - Imprudence and Cautionp. 200
Situations 35 & 36 - Crimes of Love and Sacrifice for Lovep. 206
Situations 37 & 38 - Slaying of Loved One and Convictionp. 212
Situations 39 & 40 - Self-Sacrifice and Self-Preservationp. 218
Situations 41 & 42 - Discovery of Dishonor of Loved One and Discovery of Honor of Loved Onep. 224
Situations 43 & 44 - Obstacles to Love and Unconditional Lovep. 229
Situations 45 & 46 - Conflict With a God and Supernatural Occurrencep. 235
Situations 47 & 48 - Mistaken Judgment and Intuitive Judgmentp. 241
Situations 49 & 50 - Remorse and Empathyp. 247
Situations 51 & 52 - Loss of a Loved One and Rescue of a Loved Onep. 253
Situations 53 & 54 - Odd Couple and Fish Out of Waterp. 258
Situations 55 - Blank Situation Templatep. 263
Part 4 - Finishing Touches
Researchp. 266
Indexp. 273


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