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I loved the Kishōtenketsu plot section! Probably why I enjoy Japanese, Taiwanese, and Korean dramas and some anime. I look forward to diving into this.

Another intuitive first-drafter here. Although I don’t outline exactly, I do a single line for each plot point. I break the three-act structure into four acts, splitting after the midpoint for Act 3. I like using Jami Gold’s Basic Beat Sheet for guidance since I can enter my intended word count and try to hit the beats at the right spots. (I rarely do it exactly) At some point, I’m going to adapt the Excel sheet to my method, but for now, I just know I’m splitting it after the midpoint.

I play with different methods all the time to see what works for me. This is definitely a log on my fire. 🔥



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