Episode 4: Where to Enter a Story

In which Jane and Robynne break down how you choose the point to enter your fiction, nonfiction, or memoir narrative. We define and discuss the almighty “Inciting Incident” and why you should be able to finish this thought: “Everything changed when …”

Susy Flory and Michael Hingson’s book, Thunderdog, a New York Times best seller, provides a great example of where to enter a story, and we also talk about Susan May Warren. There’s a great image of a wheel with spokes that helps grasp the concept. We may or may not talk a little about “stakes” in writing, too.