1 (edited by Charles_F_Bell 2019-01-13 14:08:14)

Topic: Not plot or characters but Exposition of Stasis

Stasis: The period of equilibrium or status quo that exists at the beginning of the story when all the forces are not yet in conflict.

Intrusion or Inciting Action: the single event in the story that sparks the main action. It is the thing that comes along and happens to upset the status quo or stasis

exposition, conflict, climax, resolution / denouement

Dialogue and plot are merely the means to get from here stasis to there resolution   Without purpose from getting from here to there, dialogue and plot are only white noise of things moving and making sounds.