Smitford 2: Opening Image/ Set-Up/ Theme Stated

Smitford Plot Terms:

Act 1
Sequence 2

Introduce H2Opening Image & HookOpening Image/ Set-Up/ Theme Stated

QUOTE

The First Act (1%-25%): Setup. Characters, settings, and themes are introduced within the context of your character’s Normal World. (KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

First Act time line.
Hook.
1% mark. Page: 1 Chapter 1
This opening moment is your opening, the first thing that happens in your story, perhaps even the first line.

Set up, 1% to 12%. Page 1-5
Turn about your characters their goals and the stakes.
(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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