Notes from Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman: Obligatory Scenes

Posted: April 1, 2015 in graffiti living
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Notes from Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman.

The Obligatory Scene:
This is the scene that must happen or be made. It is the coming together near or at the end of the work, of the two main opposing characters or forces who in a scene of great power resolve the issue between them. Much of plot has been built around this issue and its outcome becomes more and more crucial to these characters as the novel approaches its conclusion.

NB. Heighten drama and use devices. Eg. Character being eavesdropped upon and then eavesdropping on others – to make possible a big scene’s surprises and shocks, which then affect the4 characters deeply and impel them to do things, make decisions which otherwise would be difficult to motivate. And when these devices are set up to seem ‘natural’ the reader experiences the electrification in the story and almost never perceives the device.

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