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.
Find out what defines repetitive scenes, as well as strategies for recognizing and avoiding them in your fiction.
How can you tell what your story's premise is telling readers? Here are four questions you can ask about your story's premise.
Learn to identify and leverage several important story structure similarities between your story’s Pinch Points.
518: Episode #518: 7 Considerations for Your Antagonist’s Motivations (Which Will Save You SOOO Much Trouble)
Your antagonist's motivations can make or break your story. If they are weak, unconvincing, or complicated, your story suffers in key areas.
Mysteries, clues, and plot twists are great for hooking readers--as long as they are not powered by info dumps. Here are 5 principles for creating exciting plot reveals
You know you are choosing a protagonist who is thematically pertinent when you can answer these five important questions.
Learn how a character's inner conflict is framed around a nuanced struggle between the Thing the Character Wants and the Thing the Character Needs.
What happens when your story is unbalanced by either too much character or too much plot? Here are five problems to watch out for.