1. Act 2: In Circling Flight

Quiet birds in circling flight,

-Mary Elizabeth Frye, 1932

Scenes 1-2, Scene 3, Scenes 4-7, Scenes 8-10

Scenes 11-12, Scenes 13-14, Scenes 15-16, Scene 17, Scenes 18-20, Scenes 21-22, Scenes 23-24, Scenes 25-27

Scenes 28-29, Scenes 30-31, Scenes 32-35, Scene 36-37

Intermission (Scenes 1-5)

1 thought on “1. Act 2: In Circling Flight”

  1. Our fun fact for Act 2’s table of contents is that the line breaks between groups of scenes aren’t random. I divide everything into three acts as I plan out the story – Arcs 1, 2-4, and 5 are each their own act as far as the overall story goes (with 2-4 being further divided into the individual arcs 2, 3, and 4), each arc obviously has its 3 acts, and the individual acts, too, are divided into three in my planning. It helps me keep the structure of the story intact and to be aware of what I’m doing in each section of the story. So here we have the three parts of act 2, each on an individual line.
    The exception to this overall structure are the intermissions, which serve to break up the story somewhat and to reduce tension. The patron-exclusive Arcs are similarly intermission arcs appended to one of the main arcs, considerably shorter and serving the same purpose on another next level up. Be glad I didn’t go so far as to have intermissions breaking up each act, as well!


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