7 Point Plot: Crisis

      In the last plot point, the main character came out with a win. The most story-logical next big plot point must, therefore, be a failure. After all, where’s the tension for the reader otherwise?       This Crisis marks the end of the middle of your book. This failure fires your main character from a […]

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7 Point Plot: Pop Quiz 2

This is the second pop quiz. If the Midpoint was about changing from reacting to acting, then Pop Quiz 2 is about changing from loosing to winning. Readers everywhere see this as a sign that ultimate victory is possible for the main character. This doesn’t mean you make it easy for your character. It needs […]

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7 Point Plot: Midpoint

         I love the midpoint of novels. I tend to be a proactive person. It is like Midpoints were made for me.          On the outside, the Midpoint can be new information and/or a confrontation. It is the second-most tense time in your story.          But what I love most is the inside of the […]

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