This scene is about creating anticipation. Pull your readers in by reminding them what’s at stake and why they need to know how this all will end.
While your hero is planning for the final battle she needs to tie up loose ends. Now is the time to mend bridges and reassemble the team.
No victory without sacrifice is an optional plot point intended to add emotional depth to the character journey. Some tips to make it feel more meaningful.
The second plot point is the final piece of information the character needs to complete his arc and finally solve his problem
The character arc is in shambles. Now, the character is floundering. Ruled by the original lie, the hero can no longer move forward. All hope is lost.
Today, the main character has failed his test. His character arc is in ruins. In the sequel to the second plot point, the new belief crumbles.
The second pinch point is the beginning of the collapse. Whatever you decide to do to ruin your hero’s plan, make it a powerful one.