Today, my thoughts are focused on step eleven: All is Lost. In this step Mr. Blake shares how every good story has what he calls the whiff of death. A place where a death occurs, plant, mentor, goldfish, etc., symbolizing the old world passing away, freeing the main character to change and successfully begin a new life, where he/she can overcome the trials of his life thus far. My question today is do you have an All is Lost moment in your story? Do you feel it's necessary? Do you notice the these moments in other stories?
Having read so many books on writing and screenwriting, I find myself watching movies with a much more critical eye. Looking for the beats and turns. Is this happening to you as well? If so, how do you apply these new critical skills to your own writing?
Today, I seemed to be filled with questions on writing. I hope someone out there has some answers that can push me in the write direction.