Would you say Midpoint needs to look like this?
Midpoint sequence is a success and takes them closer to their goal, the stakes are raised, from here on out, they have to deal with the (possibly negative) consequences of their irreversible actions.
- the false victory is lovers (or buddies) becoming more invested in the relationship, the emotional stakes are raised.
- the false victory of gaining help comes with a great sacrifice or at a steep price.
- the false victory creates urgency with a time clock.
- the false victory of making progress means the hero is crossing a line they can’t uncross.
(based on Blake Snyder)
In other words, as an author, do you still use this concept like this, because it’s expected to be like this? Or does Dramatica story theory view midpoint differently?
In my case, my midpoint is between OS Doing/Learning (and MC Past/ Progress).