Sometimes a student is developing a promising story but can’t find enough of a catalyst to put it into motion. In that case she may need a second catalyst – a Double Bump – to launch the story.
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Master Cat José Silerio and Guy Thompson consider possibly the trickiest beat.What is your antagonist’s goal? And how is it in direct conflict with your hero’s?
Stick to your premise and avoid “webs” that lead your audience astray.
What are your hero’s needs?
Are your beats too soft to see?
What’s the right halfway point for your story? What is the signal that the Fun and Games are over?
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Pitting the protagonist against new challenges opens up opportunities to explore growth.
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