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.
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.