SE Podcast #38: Overcoming the Sagging Middle

April 24, 2021

The second act is notoriously difficult for many writers. What’s the secret to making it engaging while also moving the plot at the correct pace? Hope, Josiah, and Gabrielle give tips on how to remedy a sagging middle and discuss how writers can ensure that every scene within it is essential. Listen to their conversation below!



What’s your favorite example of a superb second act? Let us know in the comments!


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