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.
How can you tell what your story's premise is telling readers? Here are four questions you can ask about your story's premise.
The tremendous (but sometimes misunderstood) significance of the Climactic Moment in the ending of a story.
Flat archetypes are often seen teaching other characters some of the same lessons they just learned in their own previously completed arcs.
Out of fear and egoism, the Maiden's shadow archetypes would prevent her from embracing a new perspective and completing her journey.
Each positive character archetype inherently represents a struggle with related shadow archetypes--one passive and one aggressive.
The powerful and mysterious Mage Arc--the final archetypal character arc--turns its attention to questions of power and surrender.
The Crone Arc begins the final act of the “life arcs” by presenting an inevitable and imperative Underworld Journey.