7 Point Plot Structure

7 Point Plot Structure
Characters
Setting
Sub Plot 1
Main Plot
How to Use this Plot Structure:
Three Important First Steps
- Major Characters
- Minor Characters
- Time Period
- Locations
- 1. The Hook
- 2. Plot Turn 1
- 3. Pinch 1
- 4. Midpoint
- 5. Pinch 2
- 6. Plot Turn 2
- Resolution
- 1. The Hook
- 2. Plot Turn 1
- 3. Pinch 1
- 4. Midpoint
- 5. Pinch 2
- 6. Plot Turn 2
- Resolution
- 1. Start with the Resolution
- Look at the ending from the beginning
- Where do you want your character to end up?
- 2. Next, start your character out in the
story at the opposite extreme for The
Hook
- Turn your attention back to the beginning
- Put the character in a position where he has to
change to reach the goal waiting for him at the
Resolution.
- 3. Find the Midpoint
- This is the point where the character moves
from reaction to action.
- Instead of "reacting" to a situation in his life,
he instead makes the decision to "act"
consciously change it.
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