Plot 101

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Ah, more from Roberts. This time its plot...and its still relatively obvious, and there is nothing I feel like quoting. Stories need conflict, otherwise its just, well not a story. The chapter did have some nifty terms for describing the various bits of the conflict, which I may as well relate to you. Exposition is the setup, the complication is the onset, crisis is where the tension reaches its highest point, climax is the peak of the story and the resolution is the end of it. It gets a bit dicey trying to determine the difference between climax and crisis. The big difference between the two is that the climax is a reaction to the crisis. Imagine a guitar string being tightened. The crisis is the split second of maximum tension before it snaps, while the climax is the actual snap itself.

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