MAGIC STAR OF DRAMATIC WRITING

Magic Star

STORY


Richard Walter

Does the story have . .
  • just enough predictability?
  • wrinkles and reversals?
  • only one coincidence, best used to launch the tale's fundamental action or aid in the resolution of the story?
  • the Big Gloom, occurring just before the beginning of the end, where the protagonist is furthest from achieving his goal?
  • a beginning that starts late?
  • an ending that finishes early and leaves 'em wanting more?

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