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How To Plot Your Novel, Part Five: The Second Half of Act Two

August 23, 2018 by Sarra Cannon

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It’s part 5 of our “How To Plot Your Novel” video series, and I’m excited to talk about the second half of Act Two.

Last week, we discussed the first half of the Second Act, leading up to the Midpoint or “Mirror Moment” of your novel. Today, we are going to talk about what happens after the Midpoint of the novel all the way through to the Second Doorway of No Return.

How To Plot Your Novel, Video Five: The Second Half of Act Two

The Plot Your Novel Guide

In an effort to make this plotting video series even more awesome, I have put together a Plot Your Novel workbook that will guide you through every step of the outlining process. And what’s even better is that it’s completely free!!

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The Third Act

In next week’s video, we’ll be talking about the elements of Act Three. Act Three consists primarily of the climax and resolution of the book, and this is seriously one of the most important and intense parts of the book. I can’t wait to go through it with you.

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The Entire Video Series

As I mentioned before, this is part 4 of my 8-Part Video series on How To Plot Your Novel. If you missed any of the previous posts, you can find them linked here below!

  1. Overview of Story Structure and Why I Plot
  2. Writing Great Characters
  3. Elements of Act One
  4. The First Half of Act Two
  5. The Second Half of Act Two
  6. Elements of Act Three
  7. Bringing It All Together
  8. What Happens If You Get Stuck?

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Sarra Cannon

Hi, I'm Sarra!

I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.


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