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Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

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31A KINDER, GENTLER FIRST PLOT POINT

In the previous chapter we learned that the most important moment in your story is when everything changes for the hero. For many writers this is the single most illuminating piece of writing wisdom they’ll ever hear. Because you can’t write an effective story until you accept and understand this at the very core of your gonna-be-a-huge-best-selling-superstar self. In the story of your writing life, your metaphoric First Plot Point may be right here. Right at this moment as you read this.

Welcome to the rest of your writing life.

Because, if you haven’t wrapped your head around this principle, chances are you’ll never sell a story. But when you do fully grasp it, you’ll have immersed yourself into the realm ...

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