Build-up (Act 1 of the 3-Act Story Structure)

Build-up (Act 1 of the 3-Act Story Structure)

The Build-up The build-up is literally a phase in which the story is ‘building-up towards the conflict’. This is the point where your characters or main character faces their ‘Impossible’ question or situation. Building on the inciting incident, what would be a realistic, difficult choice for your character to make? What question would have two choices that are equally hard?…

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Inciting Incident (Act 1 of the 3-Act Story Structure)

Inciting Incident (Act 1 of the 3-Act Story Structure)

Inciting Incident The Inciting Incident is one of the most famous plot beats in the 3-act story structure—and storytelling in general. The moment in the story where everything is flipped upside down and the plot officially kicks off. Something happens that triggers your character to spur into action. Usually, they’ll have to face a certain choice or obstacle, that absolutely…

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The Hook (Act 1 of the 3-Act Story Structure)

The Hook (Act 1 of the 3-Act Story Structure)

The Hook The start of a story always starts with the hook. The hook of the story is the introduction to your main character and plot. It’s everything of the story that happens before the inciting incident. It is a picture of what their life looks like BEFORE it all changes. The hook of a story is also literally the…

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3-Act Story Structure: Series Announcement

3-Act Story Structure: Series Announcement

3-Act Story Structure One of the most famous and fun topics in story structure is the 3-Act Story Structure. It’s basically the beginning, the middle and the ending, including plot points that mark different points in a story. There are many different 3-act structures in circulations, but I will show the plot points that I use (throughout single blogposts, which…

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8 Writing Tropes that are very common

8 Writing Tropes that are very common

Writing tropes This post is all about writing tropes and what they are. Because I bet that if you read a lot of books, you will have come across stories that use the same types of plots or characters. Or you’ve found some unspoken rule of sorts, that tells you that the bad boys wear black and that the main…

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4 Easy Steps to create a Writing Routine that works

4 Easy Steps to create a Writing Routine that works

It took me a long time to figure out what the best writing routine was for me personally. But I’ve done a lot of adjusting and evaluating and I took the most important things to consider when creating a writing routine and put them all together in this post! This post is all about creating a writing routine that works…

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Stories that inspire me to write

Stories that inspire me to write

Stories that inspire me to write There are many stories that inspire me to write my own. I love stories throughout all contexts; games, books, movies, graphic, animation, series, etc. Here are some of my favorites, mostly books and movies/tv-series. Avatar First we have Avatar. I’m not speaking about the last Airbender, although that one is somewhere in this post…

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