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The Importance of the Not-So-Inciting Incident

Okay … Pop quiz!

Do you know what an inciting incident is?

Even if you are not familiar with the term, I bet you’re familiar with the concept. 497 more words


The Inciting Incident (The God Story) - Sermon

Take some time and read through this week’s sermon from Pastor Alan. How is God speaking to you through this week’s message? Respond by commenting at the bottom of the page. 1,834 more words

Sermon Followup

The Narrative Arc

I have recently been researching diagrams to represent the Narrative Arc.  My memoir, based partly on childhood memories, needed to be restructured. I’m not one of these clever writers who map out their story-line up front. 290 more words


Are You In or Out?

In the book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years author Donald Miller tells how he realized that if his life were a story, it would be a boring read.  202 more words

Life Coaching

In the Beginning

Chances are, if you’ve come up with a story idea, you’ve probably got a few opening scenes, the climax, and maybe a handful of random ideas or bits or dialogue you have no idea where to put on your outline. 1,144 more words


An inciting incident

I love this blog. I think it’s because it’s an online forum where I can be myself, but nobody really knows me – except for those lucky few who I send the link to (you know who you are). 693 more words

Understanding Story Structure - Part 2: Macro Structure

by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

Earlier this week I began discussing story structure – looking at the macro structure of entire novels and their component Acts.

You’ll remember from the last post that I described story structure as a Russian Doll – the novel structure replicating itself in miniature with each of the smaller dolls it held inside. 966 more words