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The halves of the Midpoint are unique in story structure in that they mark the dividing line between the two halves of the entire story arc. Details
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The First Plot Point is often referred to as a threshold, a visual metaphor representing the native two-sidedness of all structural beats. Details
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A series examining the two important "halves" in each of story structure's major beats, beginning with the Inciting Event in the First Act. Details
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10/25/2021
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Find out what defines repetitive scenes, as well as strategies for recognizing and avoiding them in your fiction. Details
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10/11/2021
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The archetypal antagonists for the Mage Arc often manifest subtly--not  in obvious "evil," but in an ordinary person's weakness. Details
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10/04/2021
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The archetypal antagonists for the Crone Arc are represented as a Death Blight and as the subtle Tempter who would lure her from the Truth. Details
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9/27/2021
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The archetypal antagonists for the King Arc are the Cataclysm and the Rebel, both of which challenge the King to culminate his rule. Details
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9/20/2021
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Usually the archetypal antagonists for a Queen Arc are represented by the Invader in the outer conflict and the Empty Throne in the inner conflict. Details
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9/13/2021
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The antagonists for the Hero Arc can be seen archetypally as both the Dragon and the Sick King. Details
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9/06/2021
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The antagonists for the Maiden Arc can be seen archetypally as both her Authority Figures and a frightening Predator. Details
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8/23/2021
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How can you tell what your story's premise is telling readers? Here are four questions you can ask about your story's premise. Details
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8/09/2021
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A series looking at the archetypal antagonists inherent within each of the six main archetypal "life arcs." Details
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8/09/2021
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The tremendous (but sometimes misunderstood) significance of the Climactic Moment in the ending of a story. Details
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8/02/2021
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The role of the antagonist varies depending on the nature of the protagonist's character arc. Details
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7/26/2021
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Should you edit as you go? The best choice has much to do with a writer's personality, strengths, weaknesses, and even lifestyle demands. Details
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7/19/2021
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The world needs us all to be writers and creators. It needs the next Pulitzer winner, and it needs the scribbled poem forgotten on a napkin in a cafe. Details
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7/05/2021
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How can you apply archetypal character arcs in a practical way to your own stories? Here are five considerations for choosing archetypes. Details
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6/28/2021
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The final Flat archetype of the Mentor is one of the most significant within human storytelling. Details
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The Flat archetype of the Elder provides crucial guidance for enacting important change in surrounding characters. Details
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The Flat archetype of the Ruler represents the potential period in a person’s life in which he or she is in a position of leadership. Details
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