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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