A Physical and Mental Change of Scenery

A Physical and Mental Change of Scenery

A physical and mental change of scenery The last couple of days I had a change of scenery, both physically and mentally. I visited Terschelling, which is a “wadden” island in the Netherlands. And I have to say that it has been a journey of some sorts.  Physical change of scenery Physically, because I needed a change of environments. I…

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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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Patreon Introduction Post: My Journey So Far

Patreon Introduction Post: My Journey So Far

*The post is written in both English and Dutch / De post is geschreven in het Engels en Nederlands. [EN] Quit my studies to pursue my dreams For the ones who do not know or haven’t heard: last year I dropped out of school to pursue my own dreams. I go more in dept in this blogpost: https://brittvandenelzen.com/quit-school-to-pursue-my-dreams/.I am now…

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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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9 Historical Romance books and series set in the Regency era

9 Historical Romance books and series set in the Regency era

Historical Romance books and series set in the Regency era After watching Bridgerton on Netflix, which I absolutely devoured, I found out it was based on a book series by Julia Quinn. And as the book lover that I am, I immediately picked them up afterward. Since then, I’ve fallen into the black hole that is “Historical Romance Books” and…

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My 2021 So Far (being self-employed)

My 2021 So Far (being self-employed)

My 2021 So Far Can be summed up in the following… How the year started out: How it’s going now: But, let’s get into the specifics! My Self-doubt struggle (especially creative) 2021 Started with a lot of self-doubt for me. Self-doubt about the path I was on, but especially self-doubt about the book I was writing. Because I made plans…

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