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Plot
The series of events in a story, one growing out of another.
Exposition
Inciting Event
Basic Situation
The first part of a plot, in which you learn who the story's characters are and what they want.
Conflict
A struggle between opposing characters or opposing forces.
Complications
Problems that arise as characters struggle to reach their goals.
Climax
A story's most emotional or suspenseful point. During the climax we learn how the conflict is resolved.
Resolution
The last part of a story, in which any remaining questions are answered and loose ends of the plot are tied up.
Suspense
The anxiety the reader feels about what will happen next in a story.
Foreshadowing
Hints or clues suggesting what will happen later in a story; often used to build suspense.
Characterization
The process of revealing the personality of a character in a story.
Character
A person, animal, or thing in a story, play, or other literary work.
Static character
One who does not change much during the story.
Dynamic character
One who changes as a result of the story's events.
Protagonist
The main character in the story. This character can be good or bad.
Antagonist
Any character that opposes the protagonist (main character) in the story.
Setting
The time and place of the story.
External conflict
A character stuggles against some outside force. This force might be another character or cosiety as a whole or a natural force.
Internal conflict
Conflict that takes place within the character's own mind. It is a struggle between opposing needs or desires or emotions.