The sequel*—the second
half of the Scene—sometimes gets shortchanged. But it is every bit as important
as the scene, since it allows
characters to process the events of the scene
and figure out their next move. The sequel
is the reaction half of the action/reaction pairing. This is where
introspective moments, quiet conversations, and character development occurs.
Building Block #1: Reaction
Building Block #2: Dilemma
Building Block #3: Decision
The Sequel in Action
Tell me your opinion: What happens in your latest sequel?
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Story by K.M. Weiland