Day 29/90

Hello writerly friends!

In our journey along the Three Act Structure, we are now at the point that Jessica Brody calls Break Into Two. She points out that something really different has to happen here. The world has to be new and different for our characters. If the world is just the same old same old, there would be no reason for the characters to even go into the second act. Act One is the “status quo”, Act Two is the “upside down” world.

This is where the characters learn their life lessons. Jessica Brody says that these life lessons are the theme. I’m not quite sure I agree but nevertheless, this section is a good moment to check what your theme is. When you discovery write, sometimes you can surprise yourself and your theme may be a different one now than the one you started out with. Go with the flow, and lean into your theme.

Write on friends!

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