Smitford 4: No Way 1 – Inciting Incident – Debate

No Way 1 – Inciting Incident – Debate

Smitford Plot Terms:

Act 1
Sequence 4

No Way 1Inciting IncidentDebate – But change is scary and for a moment, or a brief number of moments, the main character doubts the journey they must take. Can I face this challenge? Do I have what it takes? Should I go at all? It is the last chance for the hero to chicken out.

QUOTE

Inciting event. 12% Mark. Page 1-40
A turning point occurs halfway through the First Act. This is the Call to Adventure, the moment the normal world is first significantly rocked by the conflict.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

Build up. 12% to 25%. Page 24-50
The final pieces necessary for the main conflict are moved into position, while ramping up the tension.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)
Chapter 2 Page 19
Chapter 3 Page 37


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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