It attacked Derry years ago, but a group of kids defeated the monster--or so they'd believed. It sustains itself by sleeping and waking in a cycle of approximately 27 years, during the 18-36 month peaks of which it stalks the town and murders people, mostly children. The protagonist may even discover a new goal here. She looks into the sink where the voices are, and clumps of hair start reaching out to grab her before a fountain of blood gushes all over the bathroom. Or for other models of story structure, check out our page. Mike's memory of his friends and events with It also begins to fade, as well as his Derry memoir and journal, much to his relief, and he considers starting a new life elsewhere. He relies on logic more than anything else and is the least willing to accept that It actually exists.
Then, outline your story by dividing it up into three acts, which will build your plot points. His death is witnessed by Beverly, and his corpse is discovered by the Losers when they go into the sewers to face It for the first time. In , the appropriate emotions are and , emotions which he considers in his. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry's sewers once more. Ben is frightened, afraid to go back but aware that he cannot refuse to honor his promise.
When they get Eddie, his mom forbids him from leaving and joining his friends, but he defies her when he confronts her over the placebos. You also probably have a good sense of who your protagonist is, what he wants, and how his character arc is going to evolve. But I do have just this one request: could you please re-write the end of? Trying to force a character into a plot point makes them seem fake. Bill begin to throw rocks and, before anyone realized it, Henry and his friends were beat back. If you're writing a romance, include some tension.
You have probably heard of the 3 Act Structure which dates back to Aristotle and is extremely popular, especially with screenwriters. Having sex no longer equals a loss of innocence the way it once did. Now everyone believes Maria ran off with someone, but Kait knows her friend was with her on the night of the crash. The or main problem is introduced as well. But it has been really easy to go from scene to scene because I just have to ask myself what would happen next given the motivations of the murderer and my hero.
They go down by the creek to find the punks harassing Mike for being black. As Bill is looking at the photo it suddenly winks at him. Tell me in the comments! While requirements show that the story is progressing towards the achievement of the goal, forewarnings are events that show the consequence is getting closer. In most cases, each character's plan is both partially successful and partially foiled by their adversary. Richie is always cracking jokes and doing impersonations which later prove very powerful weapons against It. In fact, most of the elements can be repeated or included in more than one way.
As the Requirements are met in the course of the novel, the reader will feel the characters are getting closer to the attainment of the goal. A bunch of red balloons appear before him, and they all pop to reveal Pennywise, who promptly devours Patrick. This scene should introduce your character and setting. The plot is described here in a linear order. He later dies from shock after seeing It's true form. Bill makes the boat for Georgie and waterproofs it so Georgie can sail his boat in the still flooded gutters outside. Organizing Your Plot Outline Once you have chosen your eight elements, the next step is to arrange them into a brief plot summary.
During this encounter, Belch shows a great deal of resentment towards Henry, which uneases him. When Bill returns and Eddie has recovered from his attack, they tell Bill how they were trying to build a dam. Hating Billy for his power and wealth, Liam asks Beth to steal from her stepfather. They find the sneaker of a missing girl, while a member of the pursuing Bowers Gang, Patrick Hockstetter, is killed by Pennywise while searching the sewers for Ben. The car could slide on the pavement, causing Kait to struggle to gain control over the car. So the confidant aids the rival. I think that gives me a real place to start from.
William Denbrough Bill is the leader and most self-assured member of the Losers Club as well as the main protagonist of the story. It is Bill who eventually destroys It, engaging It in the Ritual of Chüd in both 1958 and 1985, and eventually killing It's physical form by ripping its heart out. In the hospital, a nurse controlled by It tries to kill him but the other Losers in the sewers share their energy with him and he manages to repel the nurse. This struggle usually results in neither character completely winning or losing. His body writhes on the ground until he turns into Pennywise. The group decides to kill It once and for all. For example, here's how our plot outline might look so far.