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Writing Blockbuster Plots by Martha Alderson

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Chapter Three

Plot Planner Parameters

The Plot Planner is divided into Part One: The Beginning, Part Two: The Middle, and Part Three: The End. Before you construct a Plot Planner for your project, it is best if you are able to determine the parameters of each part. In this chapter, I cover two ways to define those parameters.

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This entire chapter is optional. If you benefit from fixed, concrete guidelines for determining the breakdown of which scenes belong in the beginning, the middle, and the end of your plotline, read on. If you’d rather let your intuition decide, move to chapter four.

Plan by Scene

Count the number of scenes you have written. ...

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