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Helping Writers Become Authors

Jan 10, 2022

Here are this writer's New Year reflections, focusing on six "gifts" I gave myself and why I believe they were profoundly life-changing.


Dec 13, 2021

The two halves of the Climactic Moment require the story's final sequence to offer two very specific beats: Sacrifice and Victory/Failure.


Dec 6, 2021

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.


Nov 29, 2021

The halves of the Midpoint are unique in story structure in that they mark the dividing line between the two halves of the entire story arc.


Nov 15, 2021

The First Plot Point is often referred to as a threshold, a visual metaphor representing the native two-sidedness of all structural beats.