CRAFT AN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED STORY THAT KEEPS READERS TURNING PAGES
Have you ever started writing a story, feeling full of inspiration and enthusiasm, only to lose direction somewhere in the middle?
Grab hold of a bright lifeline for writers trekking across their novel's swampy middle. Like Ariadne's thread guiding Theseus through the treacherous labyrinth, there exists a scarlet cord to help successfully navigate from beginning to end.
Much more than a "plot point" to energize pacing, the Midpoint is the central nervous system controlling the entire story. Mastering the Midpoint helps writers survive and thrive in the Everglades of the middle. Rediscover the spark in your story by learning how to--
Design a Midpoint with depth by crafting realistic, multi-dimensional character flaws that resonate emotionally with readers. Strategically position the Midpoint at the apex of a simple four-step story structure that reflects realistic human self-improvement. Connect the three key events (the Midpoint is one of them!) in every story that are absolutely vital to creating escalating tension. Translate the eight essential functions of the Midpoint into specific beats and scenes reflecting your unique creative vision. Apply three quick and easy "tools" to craft Midpoints with maximum dramatic impact.
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