New DIY MFA Article on the Act I Choice, Plus a New Worksheet!


After my recent DIY MFA post on themes arising from the inciting incident, I wondered whether other major plot points could also reflect a story’s heart. So, the newest installment of my Theme: A Story’s Soul column does just that. Today we look at the pivotal choice that ends Act I, or the “Point of No Return” that was covered in the Character Evolution Files.

Click here to read “Developing Themes In Your Stories – Part 8: The Act I Choice.”

New Worksheet on Act I Choice Themes

Like all the past theme worksheets, the new one on the Act I Choice highlights the brainstorming exercises you’ll find in the article. You can use it to dig deeper into this special scene and learn more about the reasons, consequences, and other aspects that make it so crucial to the story and life-changing for your protagonist.

Click here to visit Worksheets for Writers and download a PDF copy of the Act I Choice Themes Worksheet.

4 thoughts on “New DIY MFA Article on the Act I Choice, Plus a New Worksheet!

  1. I really liked this article!! It reminded me that I need to go back and read through all of your Character Evolution posts. I’ve been meaning to take the time and really read them well, taking notes and stuff.

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  2. As always, insightful and helpful! Thanks for sharing the article Sara and the worksheet! As a writer, I always love learning more about how other people approach the craft and you always have such a great perspective 🙂

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