A Story from Scratch, Act Three



In Act Three, Chuck demonstrates the importance of keeping established elements present to the story as it moves forward. He also brings in the "Buried Gun" and reveals strategies for building tension and maintaining character arc.

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Jdynqq March 13, 2021 - 3:08am

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Kmlopez94 December 21, 2016 - 2:26pm

Such a treat to see part of the process in creating "Fetch" One of my favorites from Make Something Up

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dollface993 from Detroit is reading As many craft essays as I can find July 18, 2015 - 1:58pm

   These are the most helpful essays I've ever read. They've affected my work profoundly. Thanks Mr. Palahnuik for this great advice. You are an excellent teacher, and it means a lot that you really do give advice that you will not find in most classrooms. I went to writing school for years- and teachers really don't know this stuff, or they are not willing to share it. It's the best kind of author that can write such great things, and still care enough to teach so well.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On December 5, 2012 - 12:51pm

An amazing series of essays that have provided me more applicable information than any textbook ever has. Thanks, Chuck, for giving such a shit about craft and soul.

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Tom1960 from Athens, Georgia is reading Blindness by Jose Saramago August 9, 2012 - 10:35am

Taking the time to write thirty-six essays for the benefit of other writers shows your love and dedication to the Art. 

Thanks a bunch!