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					Story Board Development: (Insert your working title and authors name here...)
Spreadsheet giving an annlysis of the books plot development.
developed by John R. Wiuff @ 2006 (www.crossview.us / www.fcog.us)
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    Storyboard: Dark Voice                                                                                             John R. Wiuff


Story Board Development: "Place name of book and author here..."
Heroic journey chart showing the big picture of your story.
by John R. Wiuff @ 2007

           Welcome writer to your Story Board where you will track
           the heroic journey of your story. Some writers accomplish this
           with post-it notes or cue cards. These don't transport very well and
           are always limited by space. This Story Board does the same thing but
           will travel on your computer, can hold pictures, links, and even sounds.

           Follow the arrow down to the start of the journey, fill in the blanks and modify
           to the ultimate climax on your story!

                                                                          John R. Wiuff
                                                                          www.crossview.us


                                             This is a work sheet following "The Principles of Story Design"
                                             by Robert McKee in his book "Story", ReganBooks / Harper Collins @ 1997
                                             Pages 134-314




           A STORY MUST BUILD TO A FINAL ACTION BEYOND
           WHICH THE READER CANNOT IMAGINE ANOTHER.


           A protagonist is a willful character

                              has a consious desire
                              may also have a self-contradiotry unconscious desire
                              has the capacities to pursue the Object of Desire convincinly
                              must have at least a chance to attain his desire
                              will or desire to puruse the Object of Desire to the end of the line
                              must be empathetic; he may or may not be sympathetic




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                                     THE THREE LEVELS OF CONFLICT

                                               Extra-personal Conflicts

                                                 Personal Conflicts

                                                   Inner Conflicts


      INDIVIDUALS        FAMILY   MIND              INNERMOST                BODY      LOVERS      PHYSICAL

      IN SOCIETY                                          SELF                                     ENVIRONMENT                   A story must not retreat to ac
                                                                                                                                 quality or magnitude, but mo
                                                    EMOTIONS                                                                     forward to a final action.

                                                      FRIENDS

                                              SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS

                                                                 GAP                                      THE INCITING INCIDENT:
                                                                 where the subject and objective          ... radically upsets the balance of forces
      Ordinary Time...                                           realms touch.                            in the protagonist's life.

      Main Characters Name:                                                                               ...something happens that is the point of no return.

      Describe the ordinary world and setup the context                                                   ...the world becomes unbalanced.
      of the character. We need to connect with the
      main character. The world is balanced.
                                                                                                          The unbalance can be positive or negative...




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                         ACT ONE




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                                                                                                                                Reaction #2: Inner world

                                                                                                                                What does the character do in response?

                                                                                                                                What is the GAP between their expectatio
                                                                                                                                and the result?

                                                                                                                                More conflict from the conflict chart.


                                                                                                         ACTION:

                                                                                                         Some action is taken to move towards
                                                                                                         the object of desire.

                                                                                                         Progressively greater risk and jeopardy.

story must not retreat to actions of lesser                  Reaction #1: Inner world
ality or magnitude, but move progressively
ward to a final action.                                      What does the character do in response?

                                                             What is the GAP between their expectation
                                                             and the result?

                                                             More conflict from the conflict chart.

alance of forces


at is the point of no return.
                                              Object of Desire:
balanced.
                                              Take your character aside
                                              after the crisis and ask
ositive or negative...                        "What do you want?"




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                         Record your characters answer
                         here as the object of desire they
                         will chase through out the story
                         and resolve at the end.

                         (conscious or unconscious desire)




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                                                                                                     ACTION:

                                                                                                     Some action is taken to move tow
                                                                                                     the object of desire.

                                                                                                     Progressively greater risk and jeo




                                                         Reaction #3: Inner world

                                                         What does the character do in response?

                                                         What is the GAP between their expectation
                                                         and the result?

                                                         More conflict from the conflict chart.




                         ACTION:

                         Some action is taken to move towards
                         the object of desire.




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                                      Progressively greater risk and jeopardy.
nner world

e character do in response?

AP between their expectation



rom the conflict chart.




                                                             ACT TWO




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                    Reaction #4: Inner world
                                                                                 Climax:
                    What does the character do in response?
                                                                                 This dilema confronts the protagoinst who,
                    What is the GAP between their expectation                    when face-to-face with the most powerful and
                    and the result?                                              focused forces of antagonism in his life,
                                                                                 must make a decision to take one action or another
                    More conflict from the conflict chart.                       in a last effort to achieve his Object of Desire.

                                                                                 He either achieves it or fails...


s taken to move towards                                                          CRISIS - CLIMAX - RESOLUTION


greater risk and jeopardy.




                                                                                              ACT THREE



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       RESOLUTION:

       ... any material left after the Climax and
       has three possible uses...

       1. Climax a sub-plot.
       2. To show the spread of climactic effects.
       3. To bring the reader back down
          emotionally from the climax.




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