The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 4: The First Plot Point

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 4: The First Plot Point   Stories are a series of scenes. Some of those scenes are expected, some of them are even purposefully repetitious for the sake of emphasis. But some scenes change everything. These game changers are the plot points. They introduce significant elements and events that … More The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 4: The First Plot Point

15 Tips for Channeling Your Passion Into Execution

15 Tips for Channeling Your Passion Into Execution By YEC | Entrepreneurs always have a lot of big ideas that they’re truly passionate about. The challenge, of course, is buckling down and channeling that passion into an actionable plan to bring the idea to life. As a busy professional, it can be challenging to carve … More 15 Tips for Channeling Your Passion Into Execution

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 3: The First Act

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 3: The First Act   Once you’ve hooked the reader, your next task is to put your early chapters to work introducing your characters, settings, and stakes. The first 20-25% of the book comprises your setup. At first glance, this can seem like a tremendous chunk of story to devote to introductions, … More The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 3: The First Act

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 2: The Hook

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 2: The Hook Readers are like fish. Smart fish. Fish who know authors are out to get them, reel them in, and capture them for the rest of their seagoing lives. But, like any self-respecting fish, readers aren’t caught easily. They aren’t about to surrender themselves to the lure of your story unless … More The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 2: The Hook

Hate

Hate   But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Revelation 2:6 So hast thou also them that hold to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Revelation 2:15 I personally think the word “hate” should rarely be used. But in Revelation 2:6 and 15, … More Hate

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 1: Why Should Authors Care?

  The Secrets of Story Structure   If there’s just one thing that matters to your success as a writer, it’s story structure. Story structure is what allows authors to create stories that work every single time. Story structure is what allows you to quickly diagnose and remedy plot problems. The fear that story structure … More The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 1: Why Should Authors Care?