Your Novel’s Midpoint – The Man in the Mirror

Posted On Sep 30 2013 by

Your novel’s midpoint is often compared to the center pole on a circus tent. Without it, you get a long, sagging middle supported only by the first and second plot points, which are too far apart to hold your reader’s attention. Larry Brooks, author of Story Engineering, suggest the midpoint be a revealing, or lifting of the curtain. The reader, and maybe the protagonist, get a glimpse of what we’re really up against. The destruction of Leah’s home planet in Star Wars is a good example. Note this is necessary so that the viewer will know why the last fifteen …