We were asked a question by viewer Gareth Shelley. He wanted to know how you develop the plot of your story, and whether you should start by writing the ending of your book, then building up towards it.
I’m going to explain what the “Inciting Incident” is in your story, where to put it, what it’s used for, and how to write it. I’ll be referencing the film The Matrix as an example of a really well written inciting incident.
When you’re a writer, people will often tell you that they too want to write a book. They have ideas, maybe a character or a concept, but they’re just not sure how to start it. And I always give them the same piece of advice.