Smitford 11: Phase 3: Retreating from Love: Inkling of Doubt – Pinch Point #2 – Bad guys Close In

Smitford Plot Terms: Phase 3: Retreating from Love: Inkling of Doubt – Pinch Point #2 – Bad guys Close In

Phase 3: Retreating from Love


– Doubt, jealousy, fear, foes both physical and emotional regroup to defeat the main character’s goal, and the main character’s “great”/“awful” situation disintegrates.

Act
Sequence

Phase 3: Retreating from Love
Inkling of DoubtPinch Point #2 [Again, not the same as “Inkling of Doubt,” just sort of lines up]Bad guys Close In – Doubt, jealousy, fear, foes both physical and emotional regroup to defeat the main character’s goal, and the main character’s “great”/“awful” situation disintegrates.

QUOTE

Second pitch point. 62% mark. Page 124. Chapter 8 Page 127
Foreshadows third plot point and serves to remind the protagonist what is at stake.
(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/

Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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