Writing Prompt: “Unlucky”

A writing prompt that uses an accidental antagonist.

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7 Point Plot: Big Trouble Arrives

The Inciting Incident rocks your hero’s world to its foundations. It is always a conflict between your hero and the antagonist. It should be obvious to the reader that after this confrontation (direct or by proxy) your hero cannot go back to his normal life. The Inciting Incident should be logically connected to your Hook, […]

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Raise Reader Tension: Main Characters

How can you increase reader tension? I mentioned that it isn’t the character that has to feel the tension but the reader. One way to achieve this is through tweaks to your main characters. Remember that surprise is key to reader tension. One reason readers become complacent is that over time, they learn to predict […]

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