black moment

More lessons from Korean Television

Kim Sam-Soon: just another K-drama to add to my addiction list…

K-drama, a.k.a. Korean soap operas, dramatic series, and romantic comedy series, are the only form of TV I’ve been watching of late…  Pretty much since I moved to Germany since Arirang is one of our only channels in English (along with Russia Today, Aljazeera, China Central Television, and Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), I end up watching more than the average American’s share of Korean TV.

As I’ve said before: I love it. (Read more…)

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Plots and Doorways

where we live, by the German Alps

where we live, by the German Alps

I thought I’d discuss the key points of the plot today (instead of writing, like I should be doing):

  • Inciting Incident
  • Plot Point 1
  • Midpoint
  • Plot Point 3
  • Black Moment
  • Resolution

I suggested this book earlier, and I’ll do it again: Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell.

Inciting incident

There’s no story without this.  As a reader, we need to know why the MC is starting on this novel-length journey.  What incites them to do so? (Read more…)

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