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I'm saving up for a nice car and I think 10 points should cover it.
Death of an Exclamation MarkThe blow fell when life was yet an unfolding concept for me. Elementary school, home to eager fingers and ruled by giants, made of gargantuan halls that boasted less and less as the years made their unappreciated visits. Paper could always be found in my home, and often appeared inside the bright classrooms near colored rugs, ready to be marked as seen fit by their masters. When those warm and anonymous times fled in the night, paper grew older. It remained a medium, yet was tempered by its presentation as a tool on which we were to follow instruction. As formal as paper’s new face was, it was still a smiling face. To further confine our use of paper, more instruction was needed. Writing never bothered me much anyway, not when there was so much to write about all around me. Excitement and color were puddled upon everything. Words upon paper flowed as I felt them, and an easy relationship remained. The blow fell on a dry day of cracked sidewalks. Their voices informed me that exclDeath of an Exclamation Mark by IronArmy
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6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Inciting Incident6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Inciting IncidentJosephBlakeParker
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.
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