Tag: Story structure

Day 27 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: MC’s Spiritual Growth

This is a play on the Celctic Cross spread, looking at the spirual growth of your MC as a result of mastering the 2 worlds.


Day 26 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: The Antagonist’s Return

The Antagonist will have learned from their confrontation with the MC, and because of this, will have at least a little bit of an upper hand. Knowing what the Antagonist values from that interaction will be helpful in generating how their final confrontation goes.

Day 25 of the 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Loose Ends

This spread is a small spread, but one that is to be repeated per each flaw/problem. This don’t only need to be done with your MC, but with any characters that have an evolution within the story.

Day 23 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: The Climax

There are a lot of people who find difficulty with the Climax, because there is just so much that is meant to pay off at this point.

Day 22 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Building the Climax

Tomorrow we’re going to look at how to construct the climax itself, but today is about that build toward the climax. This means that you need to get the stakes higher, build the tension, make sure the inner conflict is ringing pretty high, and that the external conflict is resonating with that.

Day 20 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Sidekick’s Demise

The Spread My Accountability Helpful Links Yesterday we had a look at the demise of the Mentor, and talked about the importance of their demise. Today we’re going to kick it up a notch and talk about the demise of the sidekick or side…

Day 19 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Demise of the Mentor

For the next three days we are going to look at the downfall of all those we hold dear. In order for there to be a good emotional impact, there has to be some failure. It makes the triumph at the end that much more powerful.

Day 17 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Data Dump

It’s up to you to decide when you give the reader this information, but I would advise against introducing Bob who’s family life was rocky, but it spurred him to the cold career of a prison guard, which kept him from seeking any permanent romance in his life—as soon as Bob walks into the room for the first time. These details can be drawn out and dotted throughout the story.

Day 15 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Antagonist’s 1st Display of Power

In yesterday’s spread, you drew a card which represented the first display of power of your Antagonist. This is what it is that makes your MC think that they don’t want to mess with the Antagonist, or that perhaps the job is too big. This occurs before the Turn in their position, but after they’ve crossed the threshold.

Day 13 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Theme

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Day 12 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: The Turn

or the most part, the first part of Act II is your MC responding to the Inciting Incident. It’s them getting their footing and trying to navigate the new world or reality they’re in. However, at some point they have to take control of the reigns and work toward the problem, rather than simply responding to it.

Day 8 of 30-Day Tarot Writing Challenge: Trials–Yes-But-No-And–

When your character goes through the threshold, or even when they approach the threshold, they’re going to be tested. There are some who are the gate-keepers, so to speak, of the threshold, and then there are just general trials.

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