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/

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

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