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 goal, and the main character’s “great”/“awful” situation disintegrates.

Act
Sequence

Phase 3: Retreating from Love
Inkling of DoubtPinch Point #2 [Again, not the same as “Inkling of Doubt,” just sort of lines up]Bad guys Close In – Doubt, jealousy, fear, foes both physical and emotional regroup to defeat the main character’s goal, and the main character’s “great”/“awful” situation disintegrates.

QUOTE

Second pitch point. 62% mark. Page 124. Chapter 8 Page 127
Foreshadows third plot point and serves to remind the protagonist what is at stake.
(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/

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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 what they think they want at all (“awful”). But not everything we think we want is what we actually need in the end.

Act 2
Sequence 10

Midpoint of LoveMidpointMidpoint – 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 what they think they want at all (“awful”). But not everything we think we want is what we actually need in the end.

QUOTE

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/

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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 WorkMidpointThe Promise of the Premise

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/

QUOTE

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/

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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 109
Thanks to his new understanding, the protagonist makes Headway against antagonist.
(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/


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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 Desire
Midpoint
The Promise of the Premise – This is when Craig Thompson’s relationship with Raina blooms, when Indiana Jones tries to beat the Nazis to the Lost Ark, when the detective finds the most clues and dodges the most bullets. This is when the main character explores the new world and the audience is entertained by the premise they have been promised.

Act 2
Sequence 7

Chapter 6 Page 91
Midpoint. 50% Mark. Page 100

The Moment of Truth when the protagonist realizes the central truth about the nature of the conflict
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

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 the Lost Ark, when the detective finds the most clues and dodges the most bullets. This is when the main character explores the new world and the audience is entertained by the premise they have been promised.

QUOTE
(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/

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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 2
Sequence 6

Second act.
Reaction. 25% to 37%. Page 50-74 Chapter 4
After the first plot point, the protagonist scrambles to understand obstacles thrown in his way by the antagonist.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

First pinch Point. 37% mark. Page 74 Chapter 5
A reminder of the antagonist power, which provides new clues about the nature of the conflict.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

Realization. 37% to 50%. Page 74-100
Protagonist realisation grows and his reactions become more informed.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

Phase 2: Falling in LoveAct TwoAct Two
No Way 2Pinch Point #1 [Not the same as “No Way 2,” just sort of lines up]B Story – This is when there’s a discussion about the Theme – the nugget of truth. Usually, this discussion is between the main character and the love interest. So, the B Story is usually called the “love story”. [Again, this doesn’t line up exactly with what’s in this row]

QUOTE
(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/

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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 1
Sequence 5

AdhesionEnd of the BeginningBreak Into Two (Choosing Act Two)  – The main character makes a choice and the journey begins. We leave the “Thesis” world and enter the upside-down, opposite world of Act Two.

QUOTE

First plot Point. 25% Mark. Page 50
The doorway between the end of the First Act and the beginning of the second also likely to be the key event.
(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/

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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/

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Smitford 3: Meet Cute – Inciting Incident – Catalyst

Smitford Plot Terms:

Act 1
Sequence 3

Meet CuteInciting IncidentCatalyst – 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 love of your life, etc. The “before” world is no more, change is underway.

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/)

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/

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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/

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