I’ve had this interesting question from Kathryn Lane Ware Berkowitz on Facebook. Does it ever work to have a parallel, allegorical, fantasy-type plot going along with your story? If so, when and how should they be woven together?
1. set-up scene – a scene of normal life or “the ordinary world”. Often called EXPOSITION. If I have such a scene at all, I try and keep it as short as possible. 2. Inciting Incident – the true beginning – sets story in motion.