Find out how to begin a story that will hook readers, editors and agents. There are 4 basic story points, 5 essential tools, 3 key things to know about first sentences and 7 types of first sentences that really stand out.
Make sure the second act of your story is compelling. Find out how to effectively step things up after a strong set-up and keep the action rising.
Find out how to write a great ending to your story. This isn’t just about plot, it’s about feelings. What we feel is quite different from what the hero feels.
An inciting incident is the single plot point that launches a protagonist out of their status quo and into the adventure they’re about to undertake. Absolutely every story must have one of these.
Reverse Chronology is the least used type of plot structure. But it’s pretty darn cool. Here’s how you can tackle this fascinating story structure to best advantage, even in a storybook.