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Finding the Right Inciting Incident

At the moment I have a main character, some supporting characters, and a theme. What I don’t have is a plot. I have character arcs, and I know how I want certain subplots to play out. The best I have is an inciting incident, so that I can explore what the main character’s life is […]

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Setting Up Your Antagonist

As I mentioned in the previous post, I believe that the seeds for all supporting characters should be planted in the first act. Call it foreshadowing, call it whatever you like, but when that character appears it has to feel both organic and inevitable. The same applies to setting up your antagonist. For Cold Sunset […]