3 Plot (definition)Plot is the organized sequence of events (actions) that make up a story. Every plot is made up of a series of incidents that are related to one another.
4 1. ExpositionThis usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main conflict (main problem).
5 2. ConflictThis is the action that creates the problem in the story. We call it the inciting incident.
6 3. Rising ActionThis part of the story develops the events in the conflict(s). These are the actions that create interest or suspense. The rising action makes the conflict worse and worse.
7 4. ClimaxThis is the turning point of the story. This is the action that will cause a change in the story or conflict.
8 5. Falling ActionAll the action after the climax but before the resolution. It helps to solve the problem.
9 6. ResolutionThe conflict is completely solved. There is an ending to the story.
10 Putting It All Together 1. Exposition2. Rising Action3. Climax4. Falling Action5. ResolutionBeginning of StoryMiddle of StoryEnd of Story