Screenwriter Tips for Novelists: 3 Things that Keep Your Story on the Road (not the Goat Path)

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Last week I talked about Mapping the Mushy Middle of a story so that your characters don’t get waylaid on some meandering goat path of grass-eating boredom before finally arriving in Act III. Or worse, get stuck in the swamp and never reach The End! It comes down to knowing your destinations in Act II: the Midpoint and the All Is Lost moment. If you don’t know what these are yet, click here.

Now that you know where you’re going, the trick is to get there without losing your readers. But how do you know if a story is on the road or the goat path?

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