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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7 Point Plot: Hook and Ordinary World

Beginnings are wonderful. They really are. Because a book doesn’t really begin there. A book usually begins in the middle of action of some kind. Dialogue, a search, a chase, something that grabs the reader’s attention. It begins with a Hook. A Hook is usually the first hint of trouble – trouble the hero doesn’t […]

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