Story Structure: the Midpoint

We made it, everyone! Last week, we talked about the Realization, and now we’ve finally reached the Midpoint, one of the most pivotal beats in three act story structure. Let’s get into this! Where Does the Midpoint Belong? As its name suggests, the Midpoint belongs in the middle of the story, at roughly the 50%Continue reading “Story Structure: the Midpoint”

Story Structure: Realization

Welcome back! Last week, we talked about the First Pinch Point and its function in a story. This week, we’re discussing the Realization, one of the most important sections in any given story. Let’s jump into this! Where Does the Realization Belong? The Realization begins after the First Pinch Point — near the 37% markContinue reading “Story Structure: Realization”

Story Structure: The First Pinch Point

Welcome back! Last week, we talked about the Reaction. Today, we’re breaking down the First Pinch Point as we head deeper into the Second Act. Let’s get into this! Where Does the First Pinch Point Belong? The First Pinch Point falls at approximately the 37% mark of your story, right after the Reaction ends. It’sContinue reading “Story Structure: The First Pinch Point”

Story Structure: the Reaction

Welcome back to Truthful Storytelling’s story structure series! Last week, we talked about the First Plot Point. This week, we’re entering the Second Act and discussing its first story beat: the Reaction. Let’s get into this! Where Does the Reaction Belong? The Reaction begins right after the First Plot Point. It begins around the 25%Continue reading “Story Structure: the Reaction”

Story Structure: The First Plot Point

Welcome back, y’all! Last week, we talked about the Build Up in three act story structure. This week, we’re examining the First Plot Point. Let’s get into this! Where Does the First Plot Point Belong? The First Plot Point usually falls at the 25% mark of the story — right at the end of theContinue reading “Story Structure: The First Plot Point”

Story Structure: the Build Up

Happy Friday! Welcome back to another installment of Truthful Storytelling’s story structure series (that sounds so dramatic and important). Last week, we looked at the Inciting Event and its role in a story. Today, we’re breaking down the Build Up, the story beat directly before the First Plot Point. Let’s get into this! Where DoesContinue reading “Story Structure: the Build Up”

Story Structure: the Inciting Event

Happy Friday! Welcome to the third installment in Truthful Storytelling’s story structure series. Last week we talked about the Set Up and its purpose. Today, we’re moving on to the Inciting Event, one of the most exciting story beats. Let’s get into this! Where Does the Inciting Event Belong? The Inciting Event usually occurs aboutContinue reading “Story Structure: the Inciting Event”

Story Structure: The Set Up

Happy Friday! Welcome to the second installment in Truthful Storytelling’s story structure series. Last week, we talked about the Hook and its function. Today, we’re discussing the Set Up and how it ties into the story. Let’s jump right in! Where Does The Set Up Belong? The Set Up belongs in the space between theContinue reading “Story Structure: The Set Up”

Story Structure: The Hook

Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I’m starting my new story structure series. I know there a dozens of resources out there on story structure, but I’m still excited to lend my perspective. To start, we’re going to examine the Hook, which is the first beat in traditional three act story structure (FYI, you will feel soContinue reading “Story Structure: The Hook”

Meet My WIP: Heroes of Nowhere

Hi! Here’s another story tour that nobody asked for! This is partly because I wanted to squeal about my story and partly because I don’t have another blog post idea. But let’s not think about that bit. *laughs sheepishly and hides* Here we go! Prepare to be fascinated *winks* and a little confused. Heroes ofContinue reading “Meet My WIP: Heroes of Nowhere”

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started