Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: K.M. Weiland

What the heck is the Inciting Event? That’s a question just about any writer can answer. The trouble is that sometimes we all have a different answer.
  • Is the Inciting Event the first thing that happens in the story?
  • Is it the moment that kicks off the plot and the conflict?
  • Is it the First Plot Point at the end of the First Act?
  • Is it something in between?
  • Is it something that happens before the story ever starts?

The chief trouble with identifying the Inciting Event is that the term is used rather wildly to apply to just about any of the above. One writer calls the Hook the Inciting Event, another calls it the First Plot Point. Argh! No wonder we’re all so confused.

The confusion has grabbed me in its claws as well. In Structuring Your Novel, I wrote the following about the Inciting Event:

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: Challenge Tip – How to Make Friends! Plus the Challenge Theme Reveal is Today
  2. But what if my writing sucks? | Now NovelNow Novel
  3. Connect With Readers–Without Breaking the (Time) Bank | Cheryl Reif Writes
  4. The Dark Side of Being a Bestseller |
  5. Writability: Writing Tip: CPs vs. Betas
  6. Art Holcomb on Rewriting Your Novel or Screenplay -
  7. The Writing Café, I'm writing a story with a love triangle and I was...
  8. How “Strong Female Characters” Still End Up Weak And Powerless (Or, “Do They Pass The Action Figure Test?”)
  9. Book Making: Don't be a copycat when you title your book
  10. Your Book’s Inciting Event: It’s Not What You Think It Is - Helping Writers Become Authors
  11. Writers On The Move: 6 Tips for Creating Healthy Writing Habits
  12. 5 Minutes to Your Next Blog Post Idea (+ Worksheet)
  13. Making your own promo booklets | Jessa Slade
  14. Introducing Layout from Instagram - Instagram Blog
  15. Introducing On This Day: A New Way to Look Back at Photos and Memories on Facebook | Facebook Newsroom
  16. Quick Book Marketing Tips for Fiction and Nonfiction Authors — The Book Designer
  17. 11 Writing Tips That Will Change Your Life
  18. A Reverse To-Do List - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  19. Fiction University: Day Twenty-Eight: Revise Any Misused Words and Awkward Phrasing
  20. Writer Unboxed » It Turns Out, All You Need to do is Write a Great Book
  21. Karen Woodward: Part 2: NEED - The Protagonist WANTS Something
  22. 4 things authors should consider concerning unlikeable characters | Creative Writing with the Crimson League
  23. Four Keys To Developing A Strong Protagonist - ScreenCraft
  24. Own Your Influences | Drew Chial
  25. Author Entrepreneur: Increase Your Revenue | The Creative Penn
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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