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Module 5: Plot Blueprint

Lesson 3 (of 4) – Milestones

Worksheet Action Step(s):

Action Step #1 – Your plot milestones:

Study the 7 Plot Milestones by looking at your favorite story inside your genre

Plot milestones are the most pivotal, game-changing moments for your protagonist because they alter the course of their overarching plotline.

So once again, it’s critical that you have a basic understanding of how they work, where they occur, and how they must impact your story – and that means it’s time to study each of the 7 Plot Milestones by once again looking at your favorite story inside your genre (novel or movie).
Potential resources to find your story summarized: K.M. Weiland’s amazing Story Structure Database or Shmoop
Look at your favorite story (inside your genre) & study its 7 Plot Milestones Structure as showcased in the video and download.
 ** Consider these questions for each of the 7 Plot Milestones:

* SEIZE a.k.a. Hook (1%)
  ❓What is the actual Seize event at the beginning of your favorite story?

* STORY GOAL LAUNCH a.k.a. 1st Plot Point (20-25%)
  ❓What is the actual Story Goal Launch moment? What approximate percentage does it occur in the story?

* FACE TIME a.k.a. 1st Pinch (37-38%)
  ❓What is the first Face Time moment? What approximate percentage does it occur in the story?

* STORY GOAL ILLUMINATION a.k.a. Midpoint (50%)
  ❓What is the actual Story Goal Illumination moment? What approximate percentage does it occur in the story?

* FACE TIME 2.0 a.k.a. 2nd Pinch (62-63%)
  ❓What is the second Face Time moment? What approximate percentage does it occur in the story?

* STORY GOAL ENLIGHTENMENT a.k.a. 2nd Plot Point (75%)
  ❓What is the Story Goal Enlightenment moment? What approximate percentage does it occur in the story?

* FACE TIME APEX a.k.a. Climax (90%)
  ❓What is the final Face Time moment? What approximate percentage does it occur in the story?

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