Smitford add

Smitford Plot Terms:

Act
Sequence

QUOTE

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

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Smitford 20: Epilogue – Final Image & Resolution – Final Image

Smitford Plot Terms: Epilogue – Final Image & Resolution – Final Image

Act
Sequence

EpilogueFinal Image & ResolutionFinal Image

QUOTE

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

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Smitford 19: What Whole Hearted Looks Like – Final Image & Resolution – Final Image

Smitford Plot Terms: What Whole Hearted Looks Like – Final Image & Resolution – Final Image – opposite of Opening Image, proving, visually, that a change has occurred within the character.

Act
Sequence

What Whole Hearted Looks LikeFinal Image & ResolutionFinal Image – opposite of Opening Image, proving, visually, that a change has occurred within the character.

QUOTE

Resolution. 98% to 100%. Page 196-200. Chapter 13 Page 204
Ease readers out of the excitement of the climax and into the final emotion.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

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Smitford 18: Grand Gesture – Climax – Act Three: Finale

Smitford Plot Terms: Grand Gesture – Climax – Act Three: Finale – This time around, the main character incorporates the Theme – the nugget of truth that now makes sense to them – into their fight for the goal because they have experience from the A Story and context from the B Story. Act Three is about Synthesis!

Act
Sequence

Grand GestureClimaxAct Three
Finale – This time around, the main character incorporates the Theme – the nugget of truth that now makes sense to them – into their fight for the goal because they have experience from the A Story and context from the B Story. Act Three is about Synthesis!

QUOTE

Climactic moment. 98% mark. Page 196.
The moment the protagonists goal is met, it becomes a physical impossibility for the conflict to continue.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

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Smitford 17: Wake Up – Act Three: Climax – Break Into Three

Smitford Plot Terms: Wake Up – Act Three: Climax – Break Into Three

Wake Up – Act Three: Climax – Break Into Three (Choosing Act Three) – Thanks to a fresh idea, new inspiration, or last-minute Thematic advice from the B Story (usually the love interest), the main character chooses to try again.

Act
Sequence

Wake UpAct Three
Climax
Break Into Three (Choosing Act Three) – Thanks to a fresh idea, new inspiration, or last-minute Thematic advice from the B Story (usually the love interest), the main character chooses to try again.

QUOTE

Confrontation. 88% to 98%. Page 176-196
Duel to the death. Literal or metaphorical. What occurs here in Shores protagonist and antagonist cannot both walk away.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

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Smitford 16: Phase 4: Fighting for Love – Dark Night – Crisis – Dark Night of the Soul

Smitford Plot Terms: Phase 4: Fighting for Love – Dark Night – Crisis – Dark Night of the Soul

Phase 4: Fighting for Love – Dark Night – Crisis – Dark Night of the Soul – The main character hits bottom, and wallows in hopelessness. The Why hast thou forsaken me, Lord? moment. Mourning the loss of what has “died” – the dream, the goal, the mentor character, the love of your life, etc. But, you must fall completely before you can pick yourself back up and try again.

Act 3
Sequence 16

Phase 4: Fighting for Love
Dark NightCrisisDark Night of the Soul – The main character hits bottom, and wallows in hopelessness. The Why hast thou forsaken me, Lord? moment. Mourning the loss of what has “died” – the dream, the goal, the mentor character, the love of your life, etc. But, you must fall completely before you can pick yourself back up and try again.

QUOTE

Climax begins. 88% mark. Page 176. Chapter 11 Page 181
This Turning Point forces the protagonist and the antagonist to finally face each other.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

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Smitford 15: Break Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Smitford Plot Terms: Break Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Act 2
Sequence 15

Break UpCrisisAll is Lost

QUOTE

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

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Smitford 14: Shields Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Smitford Plot Terms: Shields Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Act 2
Sequence 11

Shields UpCrisisAll is Lost

QUOTE

Recovery. 75% to 88%. Page 150-176.
Protagonist reels as he questions his choices, his commitment to his goal, and his own worth and ability.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

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Smitford 13: Retreat Beat – Crisis – All Is Lost

Smitford Plot Terms: Retreat Beat – Crisis – All Is Lost

– The opposite moment from the Midpoint: “awful”/“great”. The moment that the main character realizes they’ve lost everything they gained, or everything they now have has no meaning. The initial goal now looks even more impossible than before. And here, something or someone dies. It can be physical or emotional, but the death of something old makes way for something new to be born.

Act
Sequence

Retreat BeatCrisisAll Is Lost – The opposite moment from the Midpoint: “awful”/“great”. The moment that the main character realizes they’ve lost everything they gained, or everything they now have has no meaning. The initial goal now looks even more impossible than before. And here, something or someone dies. It can be physical or emotional, but the death of something old makes way for something new to be born.

QUOTE

Third act timeline.

Third plot Point 75% Mark. Page 150. Chapter 10 Page 163
A dark moment for the character. After the victory at the end of the second act he experiences a reversal.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

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Smitford 12: Deepening Doubt – Crisis – Bad Guys Close In

Smitford Plot Terms: Deepening Doubt – Crisis – Bad Guys Close In

Act 2
Sequence 12

Deepening DoubtCrisisBad Guys Close In

QUOTE

Renewed push. 62% to 75%. Page 124-150. Chapter 9 Page 145
Protagonist renews attack upon the antagonist he reaches the seeming victory.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/


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