Writing the Midpoint, with examples from ‘Legends & Lattes’

How to tackle one of the most ambiguous plot beats.

Dewi Hargreaves 🏹

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When talking about plot structure, most of the important plot beats are easy to grasp. The inciting incident is exactly what it says — an event that sets the wider story in motion. The point of no return is, usually, the point where the hero can no longer go back.

But the midpoint? A lot of people struggle with it. This is because it’s an ambiguous plot point, with few hard rules.

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Dewi Hargreaves 🏹

Illustrator, author, editor | I draw maps of places that don’t exist ✨