Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2 Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6 Chapter 7

COMING TO PLOT THE

HARD WAY 1

WHAT IS PLOT? 5

GRAND OPENINGS 19

WOULD YOU TRUST A VIEWPOINT WITH SHIFTY EYES? 30

"SHUT UP!" HE EXPLAINED—HANDLING EXPOSITION 43

EARLY MIDDLES: NEW DIRECTIONS AND SUBPLOTS 58

BUILDING THE BIG SCENES: SET-PIECES 69

HARNESSING

MELODRAMA 81

Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10

Chapter 11

PATTERNS, MIRRORS,

AND ECHOES 94

PACING, TRANSITIONS,

FLASHES, AND FRAMES 111

WHEN YOU COME TO

THE END, STOP 120

BEYOND PLOT 144

INDEX 164

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