Week Seven Assignment for The Exploratory Workshop
Crisis #3 - The Final Crisis,
The Climax, The Big Blow-Out
Please read the following objective discussions BEFORE beginning your writing this week.
Lectures 26-30 - "The Climax"
Week Seven Writing Assignments
Practical Exercise #6
After reading the objectives write a brief synopsis of the final crisis. (Climax).
Post in the"Classroom (Assignment Forum) of EWW" as a bitem.
Name your post: PE#6 and your name.
Write a 1-3K vignette following the prompt and post in the "Classroom (Assignment Forum) of EWW" as a bitem.
Take your sheet of paper (your screen) and get ready to begin Phase 3. This is becoming Old Hat. Number chapters 21 through 30. You have already completed vignettes for Chapters 1, 2 ,3, 7 and 17 .
Phase 3 will develop the rising action that leads to the climax of your novel. Give each new chapter a name. This vignette will be Chapter 27. This will be about coming down the stretch and bringing the tempo to a boil. You should now have some idea about how your novel is going to end. In numbering and naming the final ten chapters you are thinking operationally about how the end of the novel is going to look.
This last vignette deals with the Tsunami. Your CC is entering the vortex of the curl of the rising action. This is that huge final obstacle or crisis the reader has been waiting for. Show the climax. Show the forces arrayed against the CC. Show the CC beginning to triumph at last. Show the Whole Shebang finally coming to a head.
Use this checklist to be sure you have included everything.
Have you named and numbered chapters 21 through 30.
Is this vignette about Chapter 27?
Is this where the CC has a clear picture of the forces arrayed against them?
Is this the vignette leading up to the climax of the story?
Is this where the CC will at last succeed?
Is this the phase where the dilemma will be resolved?
Does the CC show a new and emerging character?
Does the reader anticipate a resolution to the rising action?
Does the reader feel a heightening of emotional tension?
Is the rollercoaster ride climbing to its pinnacle?
Lounge Forum Comments
Comment in the "Lounge for Exploratory Writing Workshop " on at least two of your colleagues' comprehensive posts. Check to make sure all of your fellow writers have received comments.
Remember Learning from each other is an important aspect of a workshop.
All aspects of this assignment are due no later than
Thursday, Midnight WDC time.
Percy Goodfellow - Workshop Instructor
Links to The Exploratory Writing Workshop
Welcome Letter - "Exploratory Writing Workshop Welcome"
Introduction - "Intro - Exploratory Writing Workshop "
Assignment Overview - "The Weekly Assignment Overview Page"
Assignment Forum - "Classroom (Assignment Forum) of EWW"
Dictionary of Writing Terms "Dictionary of Terms"
Ms. Katz - Head Administrator