Okay… part three. If you’re catching up, you can read parts one and two first. Our hero has been stumbling around blindly, responding to the crisis dropped in her lap. Probably not looking much like a hero in any way, shape, or form. You know how you get in life when you finally decide you’ve had enough and it’s time to fix things? This is it. It’s time to fix things. Billie Jean is going to get proactive, get her courage on and get to work.
Is she afraid? Of course she is, but screw that. She’s going to not only conquer her fear, she’s going after this SOB who’s getting in her way. So what makes her change from cowering co-ed to roaring lioness? Some new information has to enter the story as a catalyst. This is the midpoint… the Great Wall of China, if you will, that marks the middle of the story. The plot thickens, the antagonist moves forward with their own devices, and the hero’s minuscule little pushes aren’t enough. She must become Billie Jean, Warrior Princess.
This works in an action thriller, a romance novel, or a mystery. Apply it to your genre and fill in the scenes.
The pursued now becomes the pursuer as she gathers her intel and goes after the antagonist. Suspense builds. Tension mounts. Stakes rise. The story continues as we hurtle headlong at breakneck speed toward the second plot point at the end of part three.