The Second Plot Point (#10 of 12 Sentences)

#10 Second Plot Point

#10 of only 12 sentences you need to define your entire novel.

Now that our hero is in Attack mode, we need one last bit of information to put them on the path to victory. That last piece of the puzzle is the Second Plot Point. It’s the last piece of new information you can add. After this, everything and everybody is in play. No deus ex machina salvation or surprises.

If you’re watching a television show, this is the point about 45 minutes in where we get that one last surprise that tells us the hero is going to win after all. This is where the final chase scene begins.

Write one big ol’ honking sentence to describe the final piece of the puzzle which ensures our hero’s victory.

Tomorrow, #11: Climax.

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