Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan

What Should Be in a Book’s Act Two?

Act Two is the meat of the book sandwich. More than half the book will be in this act, with a big reversal in the middle, rising and falling roller coaster action and complications, and ending with a big climax or decision or turning point. Here’s how to do that.

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What Should Be in Act One?

A 3-act structure is how readers understand stories. Using that simple-but-complicated template is critical to harnessing the rhythm and music of a story, and the expectations of your readers.┬áHere’s a guide to Act One.

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