Your Midpoint

Linearity bores readers. Inexorable drive to a conclusion is good, but readers want twists and turns. And I strongly recommend creating as many hurdles for your hero┬áto overcome as (internally) logically possible. But take a moment and think about your poor reader, waist-deep in your book, absolutely certain they know where you, the writer, is […]

The First Plot Point

This is, without a doubt, the most important scene in your story. This scene needs to take your protagonist out of their status quo and commit them to the rest of the story arc. Without this scene, you have no story. A brief word on semantics. Some call this the inciting incident. Some call it […]