Characters, Setting and Plot<br />Chorus<br />We've got the characters, the setting, and of course the plot<br />It's the ...
Verse I<br />In any decent story, you've got to have characters<br />The people in it, and they can be generic or<br />The...
Verse I<br />The protagonist, the main character, the good guy<br />In most works of fiction, is usually opposed by<br />T...
Verse I<br />Nope, not really, though some of them are static<br />So they're flat, one-dimensional, nothing real dramatic...
Verse I<br />Or if they start out in love and end up not<br />That's the motion and emotion that propels the plot<br />"Wh...
Characters, Setting and Plot<br />Chorus<br />We've got the characters, the setting, and of course the plot<br />It's the ...
Verse II<br />For the setting of a story, you need to know when it occurs<br />Like 7:30 in the morning on November the fi...
Verse II<br />Then you know you're in ancient times, not the present day<br />But if somebody's driving up in a Chevrolet<...
Verse II<br />And that's “Where?” Location, it can be narrow<br />Like 57 Main Street, Rio de Janeiro<br />Or it can be br...
Verse II<br />So there you have it, the time and the place<br />Even if it's in the future or up in outer space<br />Make ...
Characters, Setting and Plot<br />Chorus<br />We've got the characters, the setting, and of course the plot<br />It's the ...
Verse III<br />Now, the plot unfolds in five different phases<br />I'll try to get you through it in just a few phrases<br...
Verse III<br />Before action happens, we've got the exposition<br />Where the author can establish or begin a definition<b...
Verse III<br />The rising action. A period of conflict and crisis<br />This part is unpredictable, it's full of surprises<...
Verse III<br />Climax, the high point, a moment most intense<br />A turning point, a major culmination of events<br />Afte...
Verse III<br />We've got the denouement, that's what we call the falling action<br />And hopefully it leaves you with a se...
Characters, Setting and Plot<br />Chorus<br />We've got the characters, the setting, and of course the plot<br />It's the ...
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Elements of Fiction

  1. 1. Characters, Setting and Plot<br />Chorus<br />We've got the characters, the setting, and of course the plot<br />It's the elements of fiction that I'm talking about<br />(x4)<br />
  2. 2. Verse I<br />In any decent story, you've got to have characters<br />The people in it, and they can be generic or<br />They can be complex, interesting, unique<br />Like a girl who walks on her hands and writes with her feet<br />
  3. 3. Verse I<br />The protagonist, the main character, the good guy<br />In most works of fiction, is usually opposed by<br />The antagonist, the bad guy, the villain<br />"But what about the other folks, are they just chillin'?"<br />
  4. 4. Verse I<br />Nope, not really, though some of them are static<br />So they're flat, one-dimensional, nothing real dramatic<br />And people with the drama are called dynamic characters<br />Like if they start out calm and get hysterical<br />
  5. 5. Verse I<br />Or if they start out in love and end up not<br />That's the motion and emotion that propels the plot<br />"What's that?" Fear not, I'll tell you in verse III<br />Here's how it goes writing fictional prose<br />
  6. 6. Characters, Setting and Plot<br />Chorus<br />We've got the characters, the setting, and of course the plot<br />It's the elements of fiction that I'm talking about<br />(x4)<br />
  7. 7. Verse II<br />For the setting of a story, you need to know when it occurs<br />Like 7:30 in the morning on November the first<br />It doesn't always have to be that specific<br />For instance, if the characters are using hieroglyphics<br />
  8. 8. Verse II<br />Then you know you're in ancient times, not the present day<br />But if somebody's driving up in a Chevrolet<br />You're in the present or the future or the recent past<br />But there's another setting question that we need to ask<br />
  9. 9. Verse II<br />And that's “Where?” Location, it can be narrow<br />Like 57 Main Street, Rio de Janeiro<br />Or it can be broad, not specific at all<br />Like somewhere in Canada, north of Montreal<br />
  10. 10. Verse II<br />So there you have it, the time and the place<br />Even if it's in the future or up in outer space<br />Make up a fundamental element of fiction: the setting<br />Now here's the hook again so you don't forget it<br />
  11. 11. Characters, Setting and Plot<br />Chorus<br />We've got the characters, the setting, and of course the plot<br />It's the elements of fiction that I'm talking about<br />(x4)<br />
  12. 12. Verse III<br />Now, the plot unfolds in five different phases<br />I'll try to get you through it in just a few phrases<br />Take you all the way from beginning to end<br />But youʼve got to listen close or rewind again<br />
  13. 13. Verse III<br />Before action happens, we've got the exposition<br />Where the author can establish or begin a definition<br />Of the characters, the setting, and yes, the point of view<br />And once that's all established we can move to phase two<br />
  14. 14. Verse III<br />The rising action. A period of conflict and crisis<br />This part is unpredictable, it's full of surprises<br />So open up your eyes as wide as they can possibly be<br />After this we're gonna hit phase three, which is the<br />
  15. 15. Verse III<br />Climax, the high point, a moment most intense<br />A turning point, a major culmination of events<br />After that, there isn't really much more<br />We gotta end the story, let's go to phase four<br />
  16. 16. Verse III<br />We've got the denouement, that's what we call the falling action<br />And hopefully it leaves you with a sense of satisfaction<br />'Cause phase five is the end, it's called the resolution<br />Tying it all together, and we've come to the conclusion<br />
  17. 17. Characters, Setting and Plot<br />Chorus<br />We've got the characters, the setting, and of course the plot<br />It's the elements of fiction that I'm talking about<br />(x4)<br />

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