Author Archives: David Kueker

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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Smitford 6: Phase 2: Falling in Love … Act Two – – No Way 2 – Pinch Point #1 – B Story

Smitford Plot Terms: Phase 2: Falling in Love … Act Two – – No Way 2 – Pinch Point #1 – B Story Act 2Sequence 6 Second act.Reaction. 25% to 37%. Page 50-74 Chapter 4After the first plot point, the … Continue reading

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Smitford 5: Adhesion – End of the Beginning – Break Into Two (Choosing Act Two)

Smitford Plot Terms: Adhesion – End of the Beginning – Break Into Two (Choosing Act Two) Act 1Sequence 5 Adhesion End of the Beginning Break Into Two (Choosing Act Two)  – The main character makes a choice and the journey … Continue reading

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Smitford 4: No Way 1 – Inciting Incident – Debate

No Way 1 – Inciting Incident – Debate Smitford Plot Terms: Act 1Sequence 4 No Way 1 Inciting Incident Debate – But change is scary and for a moment, or a brief number of moments, the main character doubts the … Continue reading

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Smitford 3: Meet Cute – Inciting Incident – Catalyst

Smitford Plot Terms: Act 1Sequence 3 Meet Cute Inciting Incident Catalyst – The moment where life as it is changes. It is the telegram, the act of catching your loved-one cheating, allowing a monster onboard the ship, meeting the true … Continue reading

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

Smitford Plot Terms: Act 1Sequence 2 Introduce H2 Opening Image & Hook Opening 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 … Continue reading

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