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Plot: The main events of a play, novel, film, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as interrelated sequence. Plot development means ensuring that your novel contains what makes stories enjoyable to read: Action, event, change, wonder and surprise.


  • The plot is a sequence of events in the story from the beginning to the end.

  • Usually the order of events is: Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

Exposition - (originally called introduction) is a comprehensive description of an idea or theory.

Rising action - includes the series of events (usually conflicts or struggles of the protagonist) that increase tension, propel the plot forward, and lead to the climax of the story.

Climax - is the highest point of tension in a storyline, often depicted by a confrontation between protagonist and antagonist. A climax resolves the main conflict of the story – it's the moment your main character reaches – or fails to reach – their goal.

Falling action - is the section of the plot following the climax, in which tension stemming from the story’s central conflict decreases and the story moves towards its conclusion.

Resolution - is the conclusion of the story’s plot. The resolution is when conflicts are resolved and the story concludes.

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