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Fight Scene Structure Part 1: Inciting Incident — A. C. Spahn

Fight scenes are miniature novels contained within a larger story. A good fight, like a good story, requires a steady buildup to a peak of dramatic tension, followed by an inevitable tumble to a satisfying conclusion. 674 more words

All Things Writing

Looking at the Inciting Incident

The inciting incident is one of the most important scenes in your novel. It’s the first major plot point and leads to all other plot points and conflict that make the story. 286 more words

Elizabeth: The Call to Action

As writers, we’re taught that a story rightfully begins with an inciting incident; an event that changes something for our hero/heroine, throwing them off their traditional path and setting everything in motion.    730 more words

Fiction Writing

GAM Live in Chicago

This last weekend was one that I’m afraid I’m still fan-girling over. Those who are following the blog’s Facebook page have seen a couple pictures as to the reason, but to those who aren’t let me tell you why I’ve been a grinning, giggly mess of girly hyperactivity. 510 more words


Writing Tip: Begin with the Inciting Incident

The Inciting Incident is the event or decision that begins a story’s problem.

Creative Writing

#24: John Carter — Setting Up the Climax

JOHN CARTER may have been perceived as a failure, but we demonstrate how excellent Andrew Stanton’s work it truly is. We discuss the brave decision to delay the Inciting Incident, the superb climax of the story and Luke’s man crush on Taylor Kitsch. 35 more words