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Beat Sheet Deep Dive Act III

Act three is also called synthesis. It has three beats. This part fuses the first two acts. Things finally get fixed here. It starts about eighty percent of the way in the story. There is a breakthrough. The hero finally

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The Beat Sheet: An Overview

When you are starting a story, you need to know approximately where things should happen. It helps you to maintain the pacing of your story. There is a great tool for this process — the beat sheet. I use a

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Since I wrote about beginnings and endings, I should say a few words about the middle of a story, or “what else could go wrong?” A good beginning and a good ending are all well and good, but you also

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