Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Guide to Author Jargon for Readers - 59

falling action, better known as the denouement

a point in the story where the protagonist manages the story action and the story's intricacies are resolved. Some authors leave us dangling without a denoument, but readers usually resolve it with their own denouement. They toss the book away (or delete it from their Kindles).

Edward C. Patterson

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