Here are this writer's New Year reflections, focusing on six "gifts" I gave myself and why I believe they were profoundly life-changing.
The two halves of the Climactic Moment require the story's final sequence to offer two very specific beats: Sacrifice and Victory/Failure.
The two halves of the Third Plot Point work together to create a scene arc that moves from the False Victory to the Low Moment.
The First Plot Point is often referred to as a threshold, a visual metaphor representing the native two-sidedness of all structural beats.
A series examining the two important "halves" in each of story structure's major beats, beginning with the Inciting Event in the First Act.
Find out what defines repetitive scenes, as well as strategies for recognizing and avoiding them in your fiction.
The archetypal antagonists for the Mage Arc often manifest subtly--not in obvious "evil," but in an ordinary person's weakness.
The archetypal antagonists for the Crone Arc are represented as a Death Blight and as the subtle Tempter who would lure her from the Truth.
The archetypal antagonists for the King Arc are the Cataclysm and the Rebel, both of which challenge the King to culminate his rule.