No matter the genre, using scenes that focus on character emotions can help drive a plot through the second act. Sometimes this comes with romantic dates that end in mishaps or misery. Sometimes it means a character gets drunk or otherwise inhibited and reveals a secret. Either of these devices can give authors more depth to the story, to the characters, and to the plot.
In this episode, Ley and Leigh discuss why romantic scenes in the middle shouldn’t end well, and how alcohol can play a part in making that happen.
First aired February 15, 2021.