An Author’s Inspiration from Earle Stanley Gardner

“Purpose, expressed or implied, opposing Obstacle, expressed or implied, yields Conflict.”

From:

SECRETS OF THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING WRITER

Fugate, Francis L.; Fugate, Roberta B. (2014-10-20). Secrets of the World’s Best-Selling Writer: The Storytelling Techniques of Erle Stanley Gardner (Kindle Locations 20-21, 3654-3655, 3694-3695, 3753-3754,3830-3831,3863,3942-3943,3987-3988,4003,4015). Graymalkin Media. Kindle Edition.

1. The act of primary villainy

2. Motivation for act of villainy: * Villain resorts to crime because of desire for…

3. Having committed the act of villainy , the villain tries to conceal it or escape consequences, or to help carry out motive by…

4. In trying 3 * or afterward, villain is confronted by complications incurred through…

5. The hero contacts an but not necessarily the act of villainy either by chance or by deliberation…

6. When conflict has been joined and hero comes in contact with villainy there are certain complicating circumstances which make for character conflicts and story…

7. The complications become involved with the suspense element…

8. Villain feeling net closing about him tries to escape by some further act which points to a more exciting dramatic climax when carried through…

9. Hero sets solution factors in motion or traps villain…

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Fugate, Francis L.; Fugate, Roberta B. (2014-10-20). Secrets of the World’s Best-Selling Writer: The Storytelling Techniques of Erle Stanley Gardner (Kindle Location 2166). Graymalkin Media. Kindle Edition.