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Hunger Games, Larry Brooks Style

Pardon me while I squee like a fangirl. Larry Brooks is doing a Hunger Games story deconstruction starting this week. The first post is here: the prologue at Storyfix. Sure, I’ve got my own THG page and I did something … Continue reading

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contests: Sacrificial Magic and Eli Monpress Omnibus

Two more ways to get free (and awesome!) books: Goodreads is doing a giveaway of Stacia Kane’s Sacrificial Magic. I’m pretty excited about this book, I’ve devoured the first four books in the series. Like punk-rock urban fantasy with grit … Continue reading

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Story Deconstruction: The Hunger Games Part 9

The last eighth of the Hunger Games is the end. I had a hard time coming up with thoughts for the last section since it pretty much does what the ending needs to do. And saying “oh this part was … Continue reading

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Story Deconstruction: The Hunger Games Part 8

We’ve been following Katniss a long ways. After the second plot point, most of the story is over and we can feel it. From the moment Peeta gets his medicine to the climax is another eighth-section of the book, from … Continue reading

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Story Deconstruction: The Hunger Games Part 7

Welcome back to my deconstruction series. Last time we covered up to the second pinch point, and the next section (5/8 to 6/8 or the second plot point at 75%) moves almost as quickly as the previous one. Spoilers Ahead. … Continue reading

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Story Deconstruction: The Hunger Games Part 6

Last post in this series we discussed the mid-point shift. Today, we’ll work up to the second pinch point, which happens neatly in the middle of the halfway and three-quarter points of the story. From the 4/8 to 5/8 mark … Continue reading

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Story Deconstruction: The Hunger Games Part 5

The beginning of the Games marks the first pinch point in the Hunger Games. After that, we’re cruising onwards towards the midpoint shift. (Spoilers ahead) There are a couple of things that make this section of text unique. Katniss is … Continue reading

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