7 Tips for Writing Your Story's First Pinch Point
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 6 “Plot Points” – Section 5“First Pinch Point”
“The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.”
Gunner knew struggling was useless, but he kept it up, anyway. If nothing else, the clang of his handcuffs against the crosspipe above his head might draw some attention, and was definitely annoying his captors.
“Make him fucking stop that,” one of the thieves-turned-kidnappers snapped. “He's driving me nuts!”
Gunner jerked on the cuffs a little harder, just to be an ass.
The other thief, a bit more straightforward than his partner, turned around and slapped Gunner across the face. “Knock it the fuck off, or else.”
Gunner met his eyes squarely. He was a proud officer of the law, and he wasn't scared of any low-life criminal, even if said criminal had managed to get the better of him for now. He did, however, stop clanging. That slap had stung.
“Okay, so what now?” The wimpier thief asked, shifting nervously from foot to foot.