May 12, 2017 at 11:02 am #33082
It’s like trying to drink from a firehose @northerner
https://www.wonderingwriter.com/May 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm #33104
May 12, 2017 at 6:10 pm #33128May 12, 2017 at 6:11 pm #33129
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Here’s the thing @winter-rose –I’m stuck, but not on the plot. I have ideas. I know where I want the story to go. I just don’t know how to get there.
In the past, whenever I would get bored with a story, I’d just skip to the action, help preserve my interest. I can’t do that here, obviously, and I’m bored of just siting around, staring at my computer screen, hating my most recent chapters…
I need to brainstorm little ways to fill space until the big stuff happens. The first plot point and all that.
- This reply was modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago by Elizabeth.
https://www.wonderingwriter.com/May 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm #33131May 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm #33132
The stuff before the first plot point. I think.
Erm, you’ve read Prison, right? If so, do you think Tam being taken is a decent enough Inciting Event? Or should I do something more drastic? @winter-rose
https://www.wonderingwriter.com/May 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm #33133
*Reaches back in her mind for stuff about the inciting event* If the thing with Tam leads up to the Key event then I think it’s good inciting event and doesn’t need to be too big.
Well wait a moment. It might be a bit early for the inciting event. Hmmm. The inciting event is your character’s exit from the normal world, and the key event is their entrance into the new adventure world. What’s your key event?May 12, 2017 at 6:22 pm #33134May 12, 2017 at 6:24 pm #33135
*slaps forehead* Duh, Elizabeth…
Okay. I’m making note of this for future reference. I think I definitely checked off my Inciting Event too early. Which, although it’s annoying, kinda brings everything else into clearer focus…
Can’t write about stuff that hasn’t happened yet, right?
https://www.wonderingwriter.com/May 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm #33136
Funnily enough, that doesn’t really change what I was planning on doing in future chapters. It just makes more sense now. @winter-rose
https://www.wonderingwriter.com/May 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm #33137May 12, 2017 at 6:38 pm #33138
Key event? What’s that? @winter-rose
https://www.wonderingwriter.com/May 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm #33139
The Key event is after the Inciting event, and is basically your protagonists entrance into the adventure world. Leme see if I can think of an example….It happens at the 10-15% range of your book. Actually, here’s a nice chart thing if it will show up:
May 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm #33140May 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm #33141
Haha, I was stalking K.M Weiland’s website the other day and actually copied this into my photos.
This makes so much more sense. I’ve never tried writing something so structured before, so I’m bound to make mistakes…ugh.
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