#5 of only 12 sentences you need to define your entire novel.
Midway through the flailing and failing of the Response is the First Pinch Point: the reader is given direct insight into the antagonistic forces for themselves. New information emphasizes, even raises the stakes. According to Larry Brooks, the simpler and more direct it is, the more effective it is.
Write one sentence which describes what new insight into the antagonist will raise the stakes, at least in the reader’s mind.
Tomorrow, #6: The Midpoint.