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 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 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”

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