6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Inciting Incident6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Inciting Incident6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Inciting Incident4 days ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 4 “Plot Points” – Section 2 “The Inciting Incident”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Once you have completed your Prologue/Beginning, your next plot-point will be the Inciting Incident. This is the point at which your protagonist's life or world are forever changed—pushing them to some sort of reaction. This will be Chapter 1 of your novel (unless you prefer to use your prologue as your first chapter, in which case this should be Chapter 2).
Step 1: Make sure that the Inciting Incident is your first chapter.
Nearly all of the writers and writing teachers I've encountered have
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SparrowRoughly less than a mile away from the wealthy district sat a woman.Sparrow4 days ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
A little bag filled with nearly empty medicine lay near her. She rested on the step of a closed shop, right in front the national bank. She begged on a low tone. You'd guess nearly no one stopped. Everyone was suddenly too busy to glance at the old lady. Wrinkled, poor, and somewhat desperate, it probably took all her pride to sit and beg at the corner of a street.
She had a story to tell though. I don't think I've heard a more painful sigh than the one she let out when I came to a halt by her side.
Just a bit of money, she said. Not for food, not for drink, just a bit of money to refill her meds. She didn't want to give up yet.
Driven out of her home by war. No family left to speak of, her husband passed and her three sons were brought wrapped in flags.
But the forth son never came back. She buried an empty casket instead. He didn't die, he'll come find me. He's a good boy, jus