the 7 point method consists of: (using the original Star Wars movie as an example
- THE HOOK: Hero has a sad boring life
- Luke is a misunderstood farmboy who longs to be a pilot and go on adventures
- PLOT TURN 1: Hero becomes a role
- Obi-Wan Kenobi offers to teach Luke to become a Jedi
- PINCH 1: A bad guy attacks
- Luke's uncle and aunt and killed by imperial forces
- MIDPOINT: The hero learns the truth, swears to defeat the villain
- Luke decides he wants to be a Jedi like his father
Obi-Wan is killed in a duel with Darth Vader
PLOT TURN 2: Hero discovers the power is within him
Luke uses the force to destroy the Death Star
RESOLUTION: Hero defeats the villain
Luke destroys the Death Star.
It seemed pretty straight-forward until I tried to use it. Then things got confusing. Like in the example above, isn't Plot Turn 2 and Resolution the same thing? Also, I felt like I was trying to alter my story to fit into each of these 7 points. Mine is a romance so I did a plot for both the hero and heroine and also did one for the best friend. And what I noticed was that two of the three plots started to become identical (both of the males). Not good.
So I learned a lot through watching the videos and trying it out, but this is not the method for me.