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Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

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37THE SECOND PLOT POINT

In chapter thirty we defined and explored the First Plot Point, which is the most important and pivotal—literally—moment in your story. We’ve been referring to it ever since, as all things dramatic and wonderful flow from it.

One might assume that the Second Plot Point, then, is the second most important milestone in a story. And while a case could be made for that opinion, the Second Plot Point doesn’t always pack quite the same narrative punch. But it is a major milestone, and as such it deserves our rapt attention and utmost writerly respect.

Because a story will tank without one.

Definition of the Second Plot Point: the final injection of new information into the story, after which no new expository information may ...

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