Obligatory Scene

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Order 'I think all writers finally make their own rules . . ..When I first began writing, I instinctively knew what an obligatory scene was, but no one had ever told me in so many words what it was. I also found out that what is an obligatory scene to one person may not be the same thing to another person. We all have our own idea as to what that means. You know, the rules are not so mysterious.'

-- Horton Foote




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The Resolution


Obligatory Scene Diagram


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