• Screenwriters Beginners,  Screenwriting Techniques,  Story Structure

    10+1 Questions on How to Create the Best Protagonist

    How to Create the Best Protagonist

    Stories have different kinds of characters. Every story has a main character, called the hero or protagonist. In this post, I would like to share with you the 10 most important questions to ask when trying to create your Protagonist. I know many people will expect questions such as “What is the gender”, “What’s the age or nationality” of your character, “what’s his/her occupation” or even “what are her physical characteristics”. But no, I’m not going to give you this kind of questions. Although, I’m not saying that this information is not important, what I’m saying is that it’s not the essence of your main character. The questions I’m going…

  • Screenwriters Beginners,  Story Structure

    How To Find Turning Point 2 In Any Story Plot

    In the Act 2, there are two very important plot points: Firstly, the midpoint, which you can find it near the actual middle of the story, dividing the second act in two halves and secondly, the Turning Point 2 (or Plot Point 2), which is near the end of act 2. Of course, there are many important turning points in a story, but, turning point 1 and 2 are the most significant because those points move the story towards a new act. Just like Turning Point 1 pushes the story towards Act 2, Turning Point II pushes the story towards Act 3. These are two major changes in the story,…

  • Screenwriters Beginners,  Screenwriting Basics

    The Difference Between Scene And Sequence In A Film

    Welcome to a new section by Scriptwriting tips: it’s the screenwriting basics! With the Screenwriting Basics we ’re going to cover mostly basic knowledge about screenwriting, so feel free to ask any question you want, no matter how simple you think it is, in the comment section below. For our first post in this section we’re going to find out the difference between Scene and Sequence in a film. I know it seems as a basic thing, but there are many people out there trying to work in the film industry that don’t really know what’s a sequence. In order to clarify that, I feel I must explain first the…

  • Screenwriters Beginners,  Story Structure

    How to find the Midpoint in two Steps – Story Structure

    Midpoint is, as the word says, the plot point in the middle of the story. Even though we’re talking about 3 acts, the midpoint divides the second act into two equal parts. So, the 3-act structure is basically 4 acts. The midpoint is not just the major plot point of Act 2. It is also one of the most important plot points in the entire story, it’s the Queen of plot points!

  • Screenwriters Beginners,  Screenwriting Tips,  Story Structure

    How To Find Plot Point 1 In Your Screenplay

    One of the easier plot points to find is the Plot Point 1 or Turning Point 1. Because it’s right before the end of Act 1 and the beginning of Act 2. It’s when the adventure actually starts. But, what do we mean when we say Act 2. We (usually) mean the Middle of the story. There are some easy tips on how to find the beginning of Act 2 here as well as a video here.

  • Screenwriters Beginners,  Screenwriting Tips,  Story Structure

    How to find The Beginning of Act 2 (video)

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    In my opinion, the Beginning of Act 2 is probably the easiest plot point there is to find. I’ve created a video for you with everything you need to know on how to locate the second Act in a story or a film, based on the 3-Act Structure model. Act 2 begins when the adventure actually starts. What do we mean when we say Act 2 in the 3 Act Structure Model? We (usually) mean the Middle of the story. Try not to confuse the Middle with the Midpoint. I explain here thoroughly what the Midpoint is. And when the Middle begins? Right after we have learned all the backstory. Think of it…