Tutorial :: Making a Plot Pt.1Actually, I dislike the world "plot" when thinking about novel / screenplay / whatever-you-want-to-write. I call mine "motion", because that's basically what the plot is - where is your character moving to?Tutorial :: Making a Plot Pt.15 years ago in Writing More Like This
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A plot "triangle", as I like to call it is not an isoceles or an equalateral triangle. Instead, it looks like someone's taken the top point and moved it way off to the right. If you're not familiar with plot triangles, I advise that you look one up for reference.
The left, slightly-sloped side is all of the stuff leading up to the climax. The point is the climax, and all the stuff after the point is the steep slope of the aftermath. Plots are set up with "rising action", "climax", and "falling action" (which are the left, point, and right, respectively) for a good reason. It's all about creating suspense.
Let's talk about the climax first. This is the biggest part of