4/21: 931 words. In Action Story by Shawn Coyne, he breaks down the genre conventions and obligatory scenes for … wait for it … action stories. I’ve used that book to guide my writing of both Vulcan Rising and now Walls Ascending.

Action Story tells writers that in Middle Build I (the second quarter of the book) the inciting incident should introduce the protagonist to a whole new world. Well, I certainly delivered on that today.

One of my protagonists has had their world rocked to its foundations. And it couldn’t have been more fun to write.