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Three Act Structure–Act One: The Point of No Return

You’ve written your hook, messed up your character’s life with the inciting incident, and now it’s time to finish act one. Your character must initially come to grips with this thing that’s happened to them. In National Treasure, Ben Gates

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Three Act Structure–Act One: Inciting Incident

So, you’ve got your story idea, and it’s a good one. Now you want to write it up and do it justice. Being smart, you’re going to learn about story structure first, so you don’t write 80,000 words and then

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