Mowing the Lawn II

Today as I was mowing the lawn, I thought of a way to bring all of plot lines together for the darkest moment.  And I figured out when to have my character come to a truly horrible realization.  There’s a reason I don’t have my kids mow and why I shovel by hand instead of investing in a snowblower.   There’s something about mindless , intense physical labor. 

So what, you might ask, is “the darkest moment.”  This is something from what my Peachtree editor calls the step outline. I’m not sure how much she adapted and how much she created. 

Step Outline. 

Act I:

Set-up
Turning point/story takes new direction/challenge revealed. 

Act II:

Problem Intensifies
Temporary Triumph
Reversal
Darkest Moment
Decision Time

 Act III

Final Obstacle
Climax
Resolution

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Mowing the Lawn II

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s