Anne Greenwood Brown draws out the romance plot line, which looks like a “W” and includes a “set up” and the “Meet Cute.” As the characters accept a challenge that keeps them stuck together, the action grows. At the top of the first peak of the “W”, the characters think they love each other, and then everything falls apart. Someone makes a decision that they will never be together again. A secondary character says you’re an idiot for thinking so, and then there is the “aha moment” where main character realizes he has been a fool. The characters make a sacrifice, and the story ends with a resonating image where it is clear they are meant for each other. It’s rainbows and unicorns from here on out.



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