Creative Writing Project: Write Act 1 | Dani and Steve Alcorn | Skillshare
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5 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:57
    • 2. Three Act Structure

      8:56
    • 3. Act 1 Checkpoints

      8:25
    • 4. Project: Create Your First Act

      2:26
    • 5. Next Steps

      0:56
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Project Description

Project: Create Your First Act

Open a document file and type in the Act One checkpoints as headings:
Hook, Backstory, Trigger.

Beneath each heading, write a single sentence describing that checkpoint.

Now expand each checkpoint into a list, in bullet point form, of the things needed to bring that checkpoint to life, where each bullet point is a scene.

Finally, as you write your manuscript, enter the scenes in between the scene markers. This will guarantee you stay on track and don’t wander from your original plan.