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Writing Blockbuster Plots by Martha Alderson

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Chapter Ten

Plot the End

The fact that you survived the middle, whether you limped your way through it or leapt over the obstacles and the unknowns, is cause for celebration. Go ahead—beat your chest and proclaim to the world that you plotted your way through the murky, meddlesome, and messy middle. Now we must continue onward, to the final leg of the journey.

As unbelievable as it might seem, you are in the homestretch, the final quarter of your story.

The False Summit

As your character reached the crisis, she thought her problems were over—that is, until she caught a glimpse of the even higher mountain still quite a distance away. She then realized she was only at the false summit. So how do you and she make it to that next peak, the true summit? ...

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