[Story Title]

The Beginning

Opening Scene

Sets the tone for the story and introduces the leading character.


Scenes that introduce the world & supporting characters, and also hint at changes to come.

Inciting Incident

The surprise moment that turns the lead person’s world upside down and kicks off the main plot.

Call to Action

How do the characters react to the inciting incident? What choice must the lead character make?

The Middle

The Choice

How does the lead character decide to deal with the problem? What are the risks?

Rising Action / Mounting Problems

Troubles mount as the conflict gets more intense. What keeps the lead character going?

Midpoint / Reversal

A surprise event that wrecks the plan and makes solving the problem harder, often after feeling like the problem is