Using the three-act story structure to maximize suspense
I love the diagrams! Gone Girl is a book I don’t mean to keep loving (and mentioning) but any time I pick it up for a partial re-read, I’m struck by it’s excellence.
OK. Let me see if I got this. 1) Set up the story 2) Conront the incident and face obstacles 3) resolve where the characters have come to. Thanks. I needed that
Nicely done. Reminds me of The Two Pillars of Novel Structure by James Scott Bell, an oldie but goodie. As a writer and book editor myself I get it.
I just started posting my suspense novel: https://michaelmohr.substack.com/p/the-grim-room-a-novel
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