Author Archives: David Kueker

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 … Continue reading

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Smitford 15: Break Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Smitford Plot Terms: Break Up – Crisis – All is Lost Act 2Sequence 15 Break Up Crisis All is Lost QUOTE NOTE QUESTIONS SOURCES Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/editRomancing the Beathttp://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdfJami Gold Romance Beat Sheethttps://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpgSave the Cathttps://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/ Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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Smitford 14: Shields Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Smitford Plot Terms: Shields Up – Crisis – All is Lost Act 2Sequence 11 Shields Up Crisis All is Lost QUOTE Recovery. 75% to 88%. Page 150-176.Protagonist reels as he questions his choices, his commitment to his goal, and his … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

Smitford Plot Terms: Deepening Doubt – Crisis – Bad Guys Close In Act 2Sequence 12 Deepening Doubt Crisis Bad Guys Close In QUOTE Renewed push. 62% to 75%. Page 124-150. Chapter 9 Page 145Protagonist renews attack upon the antagonist he … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Smitford 10: Midpoint of Love – Midpoint – Midpoint

Smitford Plot Terms: Midpoint of Love – Midpoint – Midpoint – Dependent upon the story, this moment is when everything is “great” or everything is “awful”. The main character either gets everything they think they want (“great”) or doesn’t get … Continue reading

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Smitford 9: Maybe This Could Work – Midpoint – The Promise of the Premise

Smitford Plot Terms: Maybe This Could Work – Midpoint – The Promise of the Premise Act Sequence Maybe This Could Work Midpoint The Promise of the Premise Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/editRomancing the Beathttp://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdfJami Gold Romance Beat Sheethttps://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpgSave the Cathttps://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/ QUOTE NOTE QUESTIONS … Continue reading

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Smitford 8: Deepening Desire – Midpoint – The Promise of the Premise

Smitford Plot Terms: Deepening Desire – Midpoint – The Promise of the Premise Act 2 Sequence 8 QUOTE Action. 50% to 62%. Page 100-124 Chapter 7 Page 109Thanks to his new understanding, the protagonist makes Headway against antagonist.(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/) … Continue reading

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Smitford 7: Inkling of Desire – Midpoint – The Promise of the Premise

Smitford Plot Terms: Inkling of Desire – Midpoint – The Promise of the Premise Inkling of DesireMidpointThe Promise of the Premise – This is when Craig Thompson’s relationship with Raina blooms, when Indiana Jones tries to beat the Nazis to … Continue reading

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